Category Archive: Careers

170 years of solitude

The World Economic Forum published a devastating survey on gender and money. If we are close to finally seeing the glass ceiling smashed in a million of little pieces by Hillary Clinton, and… 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

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

Reclaiming a seat at architecture’s table: Elsie Krummeck

Few people know Elsie Krummeck. But most architects would have heard about Victor Gruen. Commonly credited as the father of shopping malls, Gruen moved from Vienna to the US fleeing the Nazis. He… Continue reading

All The Places We Are Not. Women in architecture and planning.

All the places we are not. Women in architecture and planning. I stole that title from the wonderful site Racialicious, which had a round-table to discuss Gender and Race, and it inspired me… Continue reading

Our Top 10 ♀ Theoriticians of spatial theory.

Here is our top-ten of (living) female theoreticians, whose works and theories are relevant to architecture, urban planning and spatial theory, in english. All of them are located or teach in the US… Continue reading

Gae Aulenti, the Great (1927-2012)

It’s a bad week for female architects and for architecture generally. Gae Aulenti,the great  Italian architect, lighting and interior designer,  industrial designer passed away on 1rt November. She is the designer of  several… Continue reading

SEXISM in ACADEMIA: BUSTED

A sad but much needed research has been published recently on discriminatory practices in scientific research. It shows that sexism is rampant in every disciplines and even in academia. Men and women alike … Continue reading