Category Archive: Gender Check

Gender Balance in Lecture Series: We are nowhere. Bartlett, Berlage, Mendrisio, ETHZ #fail, MIT, Tübingen #parity

You know we like nothing but confronting our colleagues and their pernicious sexism by checking the gender balance at lecture series. This semester, again, looks bad. Some institutions are obviously not even trying.… Continue reading

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

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

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

Female Guests at Final Critics: The Revealing Numbers

It’s that time of the year again, when  Architecture Departments hangs up plans and judges students work: the FINAL CRITICS. Schools are buzzing with excitement and smells of concrete and sweat. Each Chair/Studio… 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

The Berlage Fails Miserably #gendercheck #fail

It is always so distressing to see that excellent teaching institutions which have proven to be progressive, innovative, provocative in their approaches, pedagogy and political positions, fail at basic human level. The Berlage,… Continue reading

Scrutinizing in 2015: Architecture at ETHZ, Bartlett UCL #gendercheck #fail

Happy new year! May 2015 see the rise of women in design! I start the year with a few angry rounds on the terrible ratio in architecture academia of women on podiums, and… 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

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