Category Archive: Architecture

8 March : Female Architects- Nothing is done.

8 March, Women’s day, comes back every year, with its litany of discrimination, violences, depressing statistics, etc. This year, again, while there are some events attempting to move away from the status quo,… Continue reading

Gender Balance in Lecture Series. A Major #fail for the Berlage, Berkeley, Yale, Cornell, Bartlett. MIT, Princeton, ETH somehow manage.

Nothing like stupid and repetitive scrutiny to reveal the ongoing sexism of our beautiful profession. We embarked again in a tour of the Lecture Series, and because most of this forthcoming semester guest… Continue reading

An Answer to Patrick Schumacher

A few months ago, we were so honored to have Patrick Schumacher‘s visit and comments on the Bartlett/UCL + D-ARCH/ETHZ gross underrepresentation of female speakers in their lecture series. How unfortunate that his… Continue reading

Françoise-Hélène Jourda: A Socially, Ecologically Responsible Architect. (1955-2015).

Françoise-Hélène Jourda was a militant architect. She was one of the first to call for the integration of ecology  in architecture, also one claiming that architects have a social responsibility to stand for.… Continue reading

Girls in Architecture: An overview in 2015

It is time for a small overview about women and architecture, after 8 March 2015. The online magazine Places phrases nicely the situation: “Lately the subject of women’s in architecture — long dismissed… Continue reading

Ten Hot Spanish Architects

I chose this terrible title based on a male friend’s advice, of course. M., a dear Sevillan architect, argued that good architecture is always hot, regardless of the gender of its architect. Therefore… Continue reading

Lina Bo Bardi, a precise poet architect who loved stones and cats

Lina Bo Bardi would have turned 100 today (5.December). An inspiring role model for architects male or female, she is the quintessence of a socially engaged and conscious, morally strong designer. Domus runs… Continue reading

Gender Check: Bartlett UCL Lecture Series Fall 2014 #mustimprove

Last spring, we slapped the Bartlett UCL Lecture Series for having an extremely poorly gender-balanced podium. This fall, it is slightly better with a 5/13 female guests. The guests are: (click on names… Continue reading

JOINING FORCES/ LADIES TEAMS Series: MUF

I don’t know what MUF stands for. It is close enough to the French slang term Meuf, which is a reverted form of Femme. The improper, largely sexist, user-based urban dictionary argues it… Continue reading

Mrs. Dean: The scandal of no female leaders in architecture schools

A dean is the person with a significant authority over a specific academic unit. There is no female form. That is originated in the constructs of patriarchate and male domination convenient because there… Continue reading