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Representation
Disciplining Identities: Part 1

Disciplining Identities: Part 1

How can we challenge the ways that architecture represents and perpetuate certain gendered identities? In Part 1 of her essay Lori Brown explores architecture own disciplining methods within the broader social and political contexts.
Feminism and architecture part 1: Feminist contributions

Feminism and architecture part 1: Feminist contributions

Feminism has had a powerful, longstanding influence on the development of architecture and urban design, although this is rarely acknowledged. Part 1 of Susana Torre’s lecture, Feminism and Architecture, explores the legacy.
Feminism and architecture part 3: Where to next?

Feminism and architecture part 3: Where to next?

What are the new agendas for feminism and architecture? In part 3 of her lecture Susana Torre outlines what we might do next.
Who wants to be a Woman Architect?

Who wants to be a Woman Architect?

We all want to be valued for the quality of our work, not framed by the fact of our gender. Karen Burns reflects on the complex interactions between culture and individual agency.
The Elephant in our Parlour: everyday sexism in architecture

The Elephant in our Parlour: everyday sexism in architecture

It is time to start talking about everyday sexism in architecture – the elephant in the Parlour. Karen Burns leads the way.
Successes, strategies and struggles

Successes, strategies and struggles

Wendy Bertrand reflects on forty years of the Organization of Women Architects and Design Professionals.
Disciplining identities

Disciplining identities

Lori Brown is also giving a free public lecture as part of the ABP Agenda Series at the University of Melbourne.
Demanding Pritzker recognition for Denise Scott Brown

Demanding Pritzker recognition for Denise Scott Brown

A new petition demanding that the Pritzker Prize Committee recognise the contribution of Denise Scott Brown is rapidly collecting signatures – add yours. The Women in Design group at Havard’s GSD has started a petition asking the Pritzker Prize Committee to recognise Denise Scott Brown alongside Robert Venturi in the 1991 Pritzker Prize. The petition follows on...

Architect Barbie « Matters of Taste

Great post on Architect Barbie, which raises all manner of issues re: gender and architecture.  Architect Barbie « Matters of Taste.
A girl's own adventure

A girl’s own adventure

How do anthologies of architectural theory represent feminism and gender theory? Karen Burns finds a "strangely antiquated", essentialist version at odds with the aims of the work itself.
Architect Barbie & Vitruvius

Architect Barbie & Vitruvius

Ideal proportions. Gill Matthewson discusses Architect Barbie in her paper for Fabulation. We present some out takes.
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