thoughts · women in architecture

Diversity is not synonymous with architecture

Today I was tidying up my collection of the Architect’s Journal and I ended up reading again the special issue about the 100 largest architectural practices in the UK. Different factors for each practice are evaluated in the AJ annual analysis, such as the number of commissions during the year, the total income, the number… Continue reading Diversity is not synonymous with architecture

thoughts · women in architecture

Profit Vs. Social Interest

In the past few months I decided to go back to the amusing activity of reading novels, trying not to feel guilty about engaging with words which are not strictly academic. With my immense surprise I noticed that my research was following me anyway, through books that I didn’t even personally chose but have been… Continue reading Profit Vs. Social Interest

thoughts · women in architecture

Architetta o architetto?

(English version follows) Ok, mi preparo a scendere su questo campo minato: architetta o architetto? So che molti hanno un’opinione diversa dalla mia in merito, però anche io, come voi, un tempo ero contraria a questa forma di differenziazione, pensavo “Ma come? Vogliamo l’uguaglianza e creiamo linguisticamente una differenza?”. Ma leggerne e discuterne (beh, non… Continue reading Architetta o architetto?

review · women in architecture

“Scusate se esisto”: è la protagonista a parlare oppure il film stesso?

(English version follows) Nell’ultimo mese diverse persone mi hanno consigliato di guardare il film del 2014 “Scusate se esisto”, diretto da Riccardo Milani. Qui il Trailer per chi se lo fosse perso (anche se a mio avviso è fuorviante, perchè sembra che il film racconti la storia d’amore tra i due protagonisti.. come infatti è anche… Continue reading “Scusate se esisto”: è la protagonista a parlare oppure il film stesso?

urban planning

La città ‘de genere’: sicurezza e pianificazione urbana al femminile

Few months ago I have been asked by the Library of Architecture of the University of Florence to write a contribution for a collective exhibition, which was happening in many libraries in Tuscany (Italy), about the topic Violence. The Library of Architecture decided to develop the topic on the issue of gender urban planning in order to… Continue reading La città ‘de genere’: sicurezza e pianificazione urbana al femminile

women in architecture

The 2016 Women in Architecture Awards

It’s been 3 months since the announcement that Jeanne Gang (pictured in the featured image, credit: John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation) won the 2016 Women in Architecture Award. At the beginning of March I wrote a post about the WIA Award for another blog, and today I would like to again raise the importance of… Continue reading The 2016 Women in Architecture Awards

women in architecture · women in STEM

Robogals: addressing gender equality in STEM

I started to be interested in the topic of the uneven presence of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) while gathering information for my PhD literature review. It became obvious that the problem does not exist solely in architecture, but that there is a much wider world of injustice towards women in professions. What I deduced from… Continue reading Robogals: addressing gender equality in STEM