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A Gendered Profession: The Question of Representation in Space Making

Author/EditorHarriss, Harriet (Author)
Harriss, Ms Harriet (Author)
Morrow, Ruth (Author)
Soane, James (Author)
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
ISBN: 9781859469972
Pub Date30/11/2016
BindingPaperback
Pages280
Dimensions (mm)234(h) * 156(w)
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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.

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.

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.

Editorial Section 1: Practice, politics, economics Chapter 1 Six Myths About Women in Architecture - Justine Clark Chapter 2 Architecture: A Suitable Career for a Woman? - Sandra Manley and Ann De Graft-Johnson Chapter 3 On Age and Architecture - Sophie Hamer Chapter 4 Why Men Leave Architecture - Doric Chapter 5 G.F. Bodley and the Gravy: Describing Architecture on the Tangent - Hugh Pearman Chapter 6 Women in Architecture: Stand up and be Counted - Virginia Newman Chapter 7 The Hero's Journey - Karen Burns Chapter 8 Lost and Found - John Fitzgerald and Ruth Morrow Chapter 9 Site Parade - Julian Williams Section 2: Histories, theories & pioneers Chapter 10 The Queer Architect In Germany - Wolfgang Voigt and Uwe Bresan Chapter 11 Sister Practices - Ruth Morrow Chapter 12 Architecture: A Villainous Profession? - David Gloster Chapter 13 The "Transition" As A Turning Point For Female Agency In Spanish Architecture - Lucia C. Perez-Moreno Chapter 14 Redesigning the Profession - Julie Humphreys Chapter 15 Remembering Queer Space - Anthony Graham Chapter 16 Women in Architecture Awards - Laura Mark Chapter 17 Designers of the World Unite - Joe Kerr Section 3: Place, participation and identity Chapter 18 Woods and Treasure - Cany Ash and Robert Sakula Chapter 19 Down To Earth - James Soane Chapter 20 Vauxhall is Burning - Alexis Kalli Chapter 21 On Looking And Learning - Paul Davies Chapter 22 Scenes of Emancipatory Alliances - Brian McGrath Chapter 23 The Eradication of London's Queer Pubs - Sam Douek Chapter 24 Architecture 2.0 - Gem Barton Section 4: Education Chapter 25 Surveys, seminars, and starchitects: Gender studies and architectural history pedagogy in American architectural education - Catherine Zipf Chapter 26 Interiority Complex - House and Harriss Chapter 27 Gender, Architectural Education and the Accruing of Capital - Igea Troiani Chapter 28 Hit Me Baby, One More Time - Lesley Lokko Chapter 29 And Then We Were The 99%: Reflections on Gender and the Changing Contours of German Architectural Practice - Mary Pepchinski Chapter 30 A Gendered Pedagogy - Harriet Harriss Chapter 31 Look Who's Talking: Numbers Matter - Lori Brown Chapter 32 Symbolic Violence - Flora Samuel

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