Category Archive: Feminism

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

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

Denise and the Pritzker

It has been going around since a while and it reached 15.000 signatures not long ago. The petition for the recognition of Denise Scott-Brown for her work in Robert Venturi’s 1991 Pritzker Prize… 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

Architecture, gender and disaster

The article we wrote for the architecture magazine SAN ROCCO 5 is published: “SCARY ARCHITECTS”.You can buy it here and have a preview of some other articles here–  Die Architektin (Verein für) !… Continue reading

Radical Feminism? Have some.

“Emancipated’ women found out that the honesty, generosity, and camaraderie of men was a lie.” ― Shulamith Firestone, The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution An essential writer for the second-wave… Continue reading

Women ban from Iranian Universities: Architecture as well.

Female students in Iran have been barred from more than 70 university degree courses, and you can be sure, architecture and engenieering is on the black list. Here the full article: Iran bans… Continue reading

Family and career: Women in academia lose faith in having it all

A depressing article by Elizabeth Currid-Halkett in the LA Times More female doctoral students are backing away from the high-pressure academia race at the starting line, trading career ambitions for having a family.… Continue reading

Arundhati Roy and the Dam

A very interesting article by Racialicious blog on Roy and her writings, Environmental Justice and infrastructures. Here’s an excerpt of Roy’ text : “In the fifty years since Independence, after Nehru’s famous “Dams… Continue reading

A room of one’s own. Virginia Wolf applied to architecture.

” But, you may say, we asked you to speak about women and fiction — what, has that got to do with a room of one’s own? I will try to explain.” The… Continue reading