Category Archive: Exhibition

Reporting from which front? Aravena’s sexist opening panel

‘Meetings on Architecture’ gathered architects to discuss ‘Infrastructure’ at the opening of the 15th Architecture Biennale in Venice.  A very prestigious panel indeed, but an all male panel. Not even your usual quota… Continue reading

Ladies of the 2014 Architecture Biennale: Modernity? Where?

In the crowds of the opening days of the Architecture Biennale 2014, there was as many women than men. Girls, mature women, students, interns, curators, visitors, panelists, it was not an engineer fair. … Continue reading

Sexist Myopia: “The Images of Architects”

It is this time of the year again, when the Venice Biennial of Architecture is around the corner. Before discovering the new one, “Fundamentals”, it is time to reflect on the inherent sexism… Continue reading

8 reasons to rejoice + 8 reasons to fight: 8 March and women architects

March 8 always brings along bad jokes and saddening reports. Here are 8 reasons to rejoice and 8 reasons to keep fighting: 8 reasons to rejoice: 1) The Lina Bo Bardi Together exhibition.… Continue reading

A letter to Rem Koolhaas

Dear Rem Koolhaas, we have never met, or so it seems. We are a non-relevant group. We are about half of the humanity, maybe more. We are also about 20% of our and… Continue reading

Ladies of the Architecture Biennale- part IV

Not done yet with our bitter-sweet gendered tour of the Architecture Biennale. — Fantastic architect Débora Mesa from the architecture practice ensamble is co-curator of the Spain Pavilion and she talks in that… Continue reading

Gender Check: World Architecture Festival Singapore 2012 *fail

I have just run into the program of the speakers for the World Architecture Festival Singapore 2012 and i’m not pleased. The gender balance goes 6/44 speakers, i won’t even go into diversity… Continue reading

JOINING FORCES/ LADIES TEAMS Series: WASTELANDSCAPE

elise morin + clémence eliard: wastelandscape A collaborative effort beetwen an artist and an architect, the beautifull installation wastelandscape was in the Halle d’Aubervilleirs at the 104 art center of Paris until the… Continue reading

Ladies of the Architecture Biennale- part III

More female architects involved in the Biennale rooms are part of mix gender teams, such as the collaborative Crimson Architectural Historians -majority of which are actually ladies: Ewout Dorman, Annuska Pronkhorst, Michelle Provoost,… Continue reading

Even the New York Times noticed.

“It pays almost no attention to the developing world, to designers from Africa or China, and precious little to female architects (…)” reads the article on the New York Times about the Venice… Continue reading