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.''

Becoming a Successful Woman Architect Is Not a Matter of Individual Success. Gabu Heindl

Becoming a Successful Woman Architect Is Not a Matter of Individual Success. Gabu Heindl

,,I don´t see any ´female´ architecture per se. But I see architecture as architecture of a political landscape that either includes women in discussion, discourse, production or not. That makes a difference.''

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.''

Miss Architect: Doing Good In the Middle. Julia Nuler

Miss Architect: Doing Good In the Middle. Julia Nuler

''Some people say that for a woman who is successful, life „up there“ is cold and empty, because she has to be very hard. If it is really where it goes, then I prefer not to do this job.“

Julia Nuler

Architecture under the skin. Laura P. Spinadel

Architecture under the skin. Laura P. Spinadel

I don’t want to be successful as the system defines it. I want to feel alive and I like to speak with journalists, students or people in the planet because we need a critical mass of free thinkers who believe we can change the world. That we can do something to be happier, to bring back hope. I think change will come from the bottom up, but we need to build many examples.

I am talking about about Holistic Villages where people can live with values, the environment, the sun. We have to do it because most of today’s politicians, teachers, and authors live in a comfort zone.