The City of Vienna Women’s Department (MA57) and the Women´s Committee of the Austrian Association of Cities and Towns invite you to the FemCities Conference 2019. Our goal this time is the exchange of concrete best practices with regard to gender equality both in administration and management as well as projects from NGOS for vulnerable groups of women
The international conference CLAIMING*SPACES presents critique and refusal to dominant, patriarchal power structures in the context of academia, research and planning of architecture and spatial planning. It is crucial to point out that these are continuously made invisible under the pretext of a self-defined 'neutrality' and 'objectivity'. On the occasion of the Archdiploma exhibition 2019, as well as the celebration of 100 years of women's admission to study at the Technical University of Vienna, the conference will address the interconnections and dynamics which lead to a leaky pipeline for women in architecture and spatial planning. The further one's career advances, the less women are represented – in the vocational practice of building as well as in the academic world of universities.