Tag Archive: Women Architects

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

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

Françoise-Hélène Jourda: A Socially, Ecologically Responsible Architect. (1955-2015).

Françoise-Hélène Jourda was a militant architect. She was one of the first to call for the integration of ecology  in architecture, also one claiming that architects have a social responsibility to stand for.… Continue reading

Girls in Architecture: An overview in 2015

It is time for a small overview about women and architecture, after 8 March 2015. The online magazine Places phrases nicely the situation: “Lately the subject of women’s in architecture — long dismissed… Continue reading

Ten Hot Spanish Architects

I chose this terrible title based on a male friend’s advice, of course. M., a dear Sevillan architect, argued that good architecture is always hot, regardless of the gender of its architect. Therefore… 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

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

JOINING FORCES/ LADIES TEAMS Series: MUF

I don’t know what MUF stands for. It is close enough to the French slang term Meuf, which is a reverted form of Femme. The improper, largely sexist, user-based urban dictionary argues it… Continue reading

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

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