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

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

Light Gender Defrosting at the Architecture Departement of the ETHZ.

Switzerland is not doing well at gender balance. The infamous ETHZ and its Department of Architecture score an all-down low with 5 women appointed professors and assistant professors among their 50 colleagues. One… Continue reading

Construction and genitalia: Vaginas as building forms

Picking up on the claims made earlier that the World Cup Stadium she designed for 2022 in Qatar has a vaginal form, Zaha Hadid dismissed the idea as ridiculous. While skyscrapers have been… 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

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

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

The problem with the SOCIAL: the exemple of Architecture in Effect Symposium.

On one side, it is delightful to see a panel of speakers with a ratio of 4/6 women on board, at the Architecture in Effect Symposium at the Umea School of Architecture (Sweden):… Continue reading

Gender Check: The Electric City LSE Conference# FAIL

This week, the London School of Economics hosted, as part of its Urban Age Programm the Electric City Conference:  ” a detailed investigation of how the combined forces of technological innovation and the… Continue reading