Category Archive: News

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

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

Girls in architecture: a recent press review

What’s up for girls in the architecture world? First, and though it is debated if architecture is an art or a science or both, an very good article from the New York Times… 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

Flora Ruchat-Roncati, a pioneer architect (1937-2012)

Flora Ruchat-Roncati, a Pioneer. Flora Ruchat was a Swiss architect, representative of the “Ticino School”. Flora Ruchat studied architecture at the ETHZ. Between 1962 and 1971 , she collaborated with Aurelio Galfetti 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


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

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

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

Ladies of the Architecture Biennale- part II

Further exhibitions rooms and pavilions of the Architeture Biennale curated by women architects or  in mix-gender teams, included both of the very impressive and of the few really architectural rooms of the show:… Continue reading