Women Issues Do Not Solve Inequality. Gender Does. Brigitte Wotha.

Women Issues Do Not Solve Inequality. Gender Does. Brigitte Wotha.

,,Women’s issues do not hurt men. Gender hurts them because it means they have to share resources, money and power - this is far more radical than receiving support out of a position of someone in need of help. I use it to start the discussion about equality. ’’

We Can’t Change History With Local Stories. Caterina Franchini

We Can’t Change History With Local Stories. Caterina Franchini

‘‘Before we enter mainstream sources, histories, even Wikipedia, we as women have to be aware of our heritage and achievements on an international scale. We can’t focus only on the local cases. The research, the information pack, has to be sound and has to cover at least one century in addition to being backed by a critical mass of scholars and practitioners, both men and women.’’

How to Install Children Playground in Minsk? Nadzeya Tsaranok

How to Install Children Playground in Minsk? Nadzeya Tsaranok

,,We have realized it was our fail and that we had to seal ourselves with protection from authorities. We went to the Chief Architect of Minsk. He endorsed us and eventually designated the project to some of his assistants, but it took almost four months until we got an official permission to make survey, organize participatory events and finally invest our own funds into installment of the playground.’’

More Women in Politics. Ksenija Radovanović

More Women in Politics. Ksenija Radovanović

“Gender equality must manifest itself through the absolute equal participation of both men and women in political life, not just a number on a piece of paper.“

Ksenija Radovanovic, architect, activist Belgrade on Water, candidate for local election in Belgrade 2018, Belgrade, Serbia

We Should be Planning Places for People with People. Elena Madison

We Should be Planning Places for People with People. Elena Madison

''Placemaking is so concrete. You are talking about a very specific thing - a very specific place, which is a good way of starting dialogue and getting groups that may be in conflict on other issues to cooperate and at least to hear each other out. Some of the lessons from conflict zones apply to places that are under a lot of pressure from gentrification, because in essence gentrification is conflictual.''

Two Historians on Two First Women Architects. Florence Fulton Hobson (IE), Elena Luzzatto Valentini (IT).

Two Historians on Two First Women Architects. Florence Fulton Hobson (IE), Elena Luzzatto Valentini (IT).

,,I think historians are starting to revisit books on 20th-century architecture in order to ask, for example, where are the women architects? Who worked in collaboration with whom? What does it mean to be innovative and ground-breaking? We are not as ready as we were to believe that one person is able to foster wide-ranging changes alone.''

From the other side. Active Father / Architect

From the other side. Active Father / Architect

,,For me it was totally ok, but I noticed some of my colleagues looked at me a bit surprised. Well, I was a bit surprised. I didn’t see anything weird about being father and staying at home. Men can stay at home and share the work equally.''

Telling Architectural Narratives Differently. Starlight Vattano

Telling Architectural Narratives Differently. Starlight Vattano

,,We are recreating women role models communicating Modern era. I find it especially important in our times when we stay isolated with our computers and phones. These were women who used to touch materials, people, dreams. So we communicate. Through the university, publications, platforms and events like this.''