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A Gendered Profession

1st Edition

Edited by James Benedict Brown, Harriet Harriss, Ruth Morrow, James Soane

RIBA Publishing

256 pages

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The issue of gender inequality in architecture has been part of the profession’s discourse for many years, yet the continuing gender imbalance in architectural education and practice remains a difficult subject. This book seeks to change that. It provides the first ever attempt to move the debate about gender in architecture beyond the tradition of gender-segregated diagnostic or critical discourse on the debate towards something more propositional, actionable and transformative. To do this, A Gendered Profession brings together a comprehensive array of essays from a wide variety of experts in architectural education and practice, touching on issues such as LGBT, age, family status, and gender biased awards.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Practice, politics, economics

1. Six Myths About Women in Architecture

Justine Clark

2. Architecture: A Suitable Career for a Woman?

Sandra Manley and Ann De Graft-Johnson

3. On Age and Architecture

Sophie Hamer

4. Why Men Leave Architecture


5. G.F. Bodley and the Gravy: Describing Architecture on the Tangent

Hugh Pearman

6. Women in Architecture: Stand up and be Counted

Virginia Newman

7. The Hero's Journey

Karen Burns

8. Lost and Found

John Fitzgerald and Ruth Morrow

9. Site Parade

Julian Williams

Section 2: Histories, theories & pioneers

10. The Queer Architect In Germany

Wolfgang Voigt and Uwe Bresan

11. Sister Practices

Ruth Morrow

12. Architecture: A Villainous Profession?

David Gloster

13. The "Transition" As A Turning Point For Female Agency In Spanish Architecture

Lucía C. Pérez-Moreno

14. Redesigning the Profession

Julie Humphreys

15. Remembering Queer Space

Anthony Graham

16. Women in Architecture Awards

Laura Mark

17. Designers of the World Unite

Joe Kerr  

Section 3: Place, participation and identity

18. Woods and Treasure

Cany Ash and Robert Sakula

19. Down To Earth

James Soane

20. Vauxhall is Burning

Alexis Kalli

21. On Looking And Learning

Paul Davies

22. Scenes of Emancipatory Alliances

Brian McGrath

23. The Eradication of London's Queer Pubs

Sam Douek

24. Architecture 2.0

Gem Barton

Section 4: Education

25. Surveys, seminars, and starchitects: Gender studies and architectural history pedagogy in American architectural education

Catherine Zipf

26. Interiority Complex

House and Harriss

27. Gender, Architectural Education and the Accruing of Capital

Igea Troiani

28. Hit Me Baby, One More Time

Lesley Lokko

29. And Then We Were The 99%: Reflections on Gender and the Changing Contours of German Architectural Practice

Mary Pepchinski

30. A Gendered Pedagogy

Harriet Harriss

31. Look Who's Talking: Numbers Matter

Lori Brown

32. Symbolic Violence

Flora Samuel 

About the Editors

Dr James Benedict Brown is Lecturer in Architecture at the Leicester School of Architecture, where is he is Year One Leader of the BA(Hons) Architecture course.

Dr Harriet Harriss is a Senior Tutor in Interior Design & in Architecture at the Royal College of Art in London.

Professor Ruth Morrow leads the new suite of cross-disciplinary Masters Courses in Sustainable practices in the Built Environment at Queen’s University, Belfast.

James Soane is a qualified architect, teacher and writer.

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