We present ways in which some women in architecture are being honored.
In the exhibition review entitled “Stories of Women Architects Who Made Their Mark,” the author Caterina Padoa Schioppa describes “Good News. Women in Architecture [which] is an exhibition curated by Pippo Ciorra, Elena Motisi, and Elena Tinacci, and designed by Matilde Cassani.” The exhibition was “inaugurated on December 16, 2021, at MAXXI Rome – the museum designed by Zaha Hadid which opened to the public in 2010.”
Finally, we share information about the book Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women (2019).
In “Stories of Women Architects Who Made Their Mark,” author Caterina Padoa Schioppa writes:
“Although the topic of gender equity and gendered spaces has recently become central in educational environments, in debates within books, magazines, and conferences, the gender biases in working environments, professional dynamics, and places of power are still far from being overcome.”
Images by © the Author.
The exhibition emphasizes:
“…how crucial the female contribution is today in terms of ecological sensitivity, inclusiveness, and social sustainability. That said, rather than focusing exclusively on this thesis to prove it, the exhibition aims at critically bringing out how female architecture is as complex and plural as male architecture.”
Padoa Schioppa concludes:
“Good News closes with an eloquent and symbolic work, also born from a dialogue between two women, the designer Anni Albers – one of the most important textile artists of the twentieth century and one of the few women in the Bauhaus – and Frida Escobedo, a contemporary architect and designer from Mexico City. Unseen is a project that speaks not only of forgotten, humiliated women, kept on the margins of criticism, but also of entire practices, art forms, and professions that have been submerged because they are considered predominantly female features.”
The book, Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women (2019) written by Jane Hall, investigates over 200 remarkable buildings designed by twentieth-century female architects across the globe. Beautiful illustrations accompany detailed descriptions of a wide array of projects designed by some of the ground-breaking female icons of our time.
October 16, 2019
10.25 x 1 x 11.75 in.
To learn more, check out: Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women
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