Tag Archive: women in architecture

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

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

Gender Check: Bartlett UCL Lecture Series Spring 2014 #fail

As we praised the ETHZ DARCH Lecture series for being surprisingly equal on their podium this semester, the same can’t be said about the Architecture School of the Bartlett, London. The Bartlett International… 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

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