architecture

Different Sides of An Adaptive Mind. Anel Moldakhmetova

Different Sides of An Adaptive Mind.  Anel Moldakhmetova

‘‘This fear was transmitted to us through our parents who told us stories of our neighbors spying on us and reporting each other for small things like tearing the newspaper with the portrait of Stalin or using it as a toilet paper in the bathroom. I also think it is a generational issue. Young Kazakhs grew without it and these are the people who drive change. Older people will be more afraid to raise these topics, so I think it must go to younger people who are without fear, more globalized and better educated.’’’

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.’’

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