Architexx is calling for students to create 1 to 2-minute student films about women in architecture for the Women Architect 1MIN Film Project. A selection of submitted films will be screened in New York City during Archtober.

This project is part of the ongoing international efforts to write women into architectural history, and to change the perception that women are missing from architecture. It seeks to demonstrate that women have been vital to the practice of architecture for decades, while also having been radically under recognized.

Project chairs Lori Brown and Dale B Cohen are keen to attract submissions from all over the world. Students and educators, please help spread the word at your school – download the poster, print it out and pin it up!

Topic

The 1-minute films should be about women architects, defined expansively — women who were educated as architects, or educate others to become architects. This can include women from wide and diverse practices, demonstrating the myriad ways women trained as architects have participated and continue to participate in the built environment and design related fields. For example, these could be women who spent their careers at large or mid-sized or small firms, in city planning departments, as sole practitioners, as educators, historians, as landscape designers, as well as those who go on into other design-related industries such as interiors, exhibition design, film, production design, art installations, gaming, fashion, to name but a few.

The film must respond to the following question:

What about this architect’s work has inspired, impacted and or influenced you, or what have you learnt from it?

Film review + screening process

Each of the finished films will be reviewed by an esteemed jury of architects, design professionals and industry leaders.

A selection of the films will be publicly screened during New York City’s Archtober month-long focus on architecture and will be available online once they have screened.

Submission requirements
  1. Each film is to be between 1 to 2 minutes long
  2. Opening and closing credits including required citations, may be up to an additional 10 seconds in total
  3. We encourage original content and in-person interviews whenever possible as well as the use of public domain images and music.
    Please see the following for more ideas: https://archive.org/and http://freemusicarchive.org/member/cheyenne_h/blog/A_Ton_of_Public_Domain_Songs
  4. Films may be in any language, non-English audio or on-screen text, must have English subtitles
  5. All submissions are due by 31 May 8pm EST.
  6. To submit, send the short film and two (2) still images from the film to hello@architexx.org via downloadable link.

For some inspiration, take a look at #wikiD, Rebel Architette, Una dia / Una Arquitecta.

For further details see the Architexx website.

Lori Brown, Professor, School of Architecture, Syracuse University, AIA, and Dale B. Cohen, Assoc. AIA, of dale cohen designstudio.