RCA tutor attacks gender bias in architectural education with female-focused reading list

Royal College of Art tutor Harriet Harriss has created a list of over 300 notable architectural texts written by women, to show universities that there are no excuses for giving students male-dominated reading lists. Harriss, who is a senior tutor in interior design and architecture at the RCA, created the Women Write Architecture list to

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American women in architecture weigh in on “female architect” debate

Danish architect Dorte Mandrup’s takedown of the term “female architect” has sparked a strong reaction from American women in the profession on both sides of the argument. Mandrup’s Opinion piece for Dezeen earlier this year, and ongoing discussions about women’s prominence in the industry, prompted the architects – and one engineer – to respond with

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“If I was misogynist would I hire a woman as my CEO?” says Bjarke Ingels

Bjarke Ingels has hit back at accusations of sexism at his architecture firm, following the controversy over that Instagram post. Speaking to Dezeen, the Danish architect said: “Being a white male makes anything I say sort of misquoted and twisted. Anything that I say about this will be misinterpreted.” “I was shocked at the bullshit people were writing,”

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“I am not a female architect. I am an architect”

We need to stop promoting “female architects” in worthy lists and exhibitions, so that women can be seen as more than second-class citizens, argues Danish architect Dorte Mandrup. I was mentioned on Dezeen’s list of 50 inspirational female architects and designers, to mark International Women’s Day back in March. While I greatly appreciated the gesture and sympathise with the idea

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JustDesign certificate accredits architecture firms that champion diversity and gender equality

A team of US architectural advocacy groups has launched an initiative that aims to endorse architecture studios that treat their staff well and provide equal opportunities for women. The JustDesign.US certificate was created as a collaboration between organisations The Architecture Lobby, Yale School of Architecture’s Equality in Design, and Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Women in

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Directory of female creatives aims to tackle the “stone-aged” under-representation of women in design

Australian studio Double Days has created a publicly editable directory of women in design that can be used by conference organisers to source female speakers for panel discussions. Published on Google Docs by Double Days founder Bonnie Abbott, the list is comprised of names and short descriptions of women recommended by peers and admirers for being “inspiring

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