Whether it be the overly-dainty posture of scale model figures or the assumptions of being the in-house decorator, the portrayal of women in architecture is often one of subservience. Despite Despina Stratigakos' hands-on efforts behind Architect Barbie or the global impacts of the legacy of starchitect Zaha Hadid, there continues to be a lack of … Continue reading Intruders in the Boys’ Club: Women Redefining Success in Architecture
I realized a reoccurring theme across my studies: gender. Whether it’s queer gender, gender stereotypes or even exploring my own gender identity. In one of my classes, we were required to attend a Special Grey Matters Topic Session: Do Restrooms have Gender? Source: What You Need to Know About Gendered Design – NYC Design – … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Gendered Design – NYC Design – Medium
"Illustration is a way for me to communicate, express and question ideas and ideals. For me, illustration and art is a powerful (political) tool and I want people to reflect on things that we might ignore, such as gender inequality and hidden racism," says Alva Skog .
In time for Internation Women's Day, Aileen Lee looks at a gender balance initiative by the Institute of Designers in Ireland. MUCH like the efforts being made to increase female participation in STEM careers, the Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI)