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

Our Top 10 ♀ Theoriticians of spatial theory.

Here is our top-ten of (living) female theoreticians, whose works and theories are relevant to architecture, urban planning and spatial theory, in english. All of them are located or teach in the US… 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

WE LOVE: Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland by Farshid Moussavi

The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Ohio by Farshid Moussavi- Dezeen has the full story-  Photography is by Dean Kaufman.  

women in the design industry: City Modern event

One of the panels of the City Modern Event ‘celebrating New York design’  was discussing the role of women in the design industry and how a female perspective helps to define modern design… 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