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Posts by Gill Matthewson
Updating the numbers, part 2: at work

Updating the numbers, part 2: at work

An update on the statistics – measuring women's involvement in practice and the profession.
Counting registered architects — no easy matter

Counting registered architects — no easy matter

One of the standard ways to measure women's participation in architecture is to look at the numbers of registered architects. But this is no straightforward matter in Australia.
Angie the architect meets Rosie the riveter

Angie the architect meets Rosie the riveter

Are unlicensed women working in architecture the 'expendable proletariat'? Gill Matthewson looks at the lastest American Institute of Architects survey of “firm characteristics”.
Take it to the limit: women as architectural breach

Taking it to the limit

A generation after Gill Matthewson first asked, “where are all the women?” she is still, with some frustration, asking the same question.
Why bother?

Why bother?

Where do you go to? Gill Matthewson reflects on the continuing disappearance of women from architecture and why we should care (and not glaze over).
The numbers so far ...

The numbers so far …

So what can statistics tell us about the situation of women in architecture in Australia? Gill Matthewson outlines the data she has collected so far.
Women, leadership and democracy

Women, leadership and democracy

The paper "Women and Leadership in the Australian Architecture Profession: Prelude to a Research Project" details the current Women,Work and Leadership research project.
Architect Barbie & Vitruvius

Architect Barbie & Vitruvius

Ideal proportions. Gill Matthewson discusses Architect Barbie in her paper for Fabulation. We present some out takes.
Studying gender and the profession

Studying gender and the profession

Challenging assumptions. Gill Matthewson outlines her PhD project and some of the questions that have arisen so far.
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