International Congresses in Architecture and Gender: Innovating and Reconnecting

Translated title of the contribution: International Congresses in Architecture and Gender: Innovating and Reconnecting

Nuria Alvarez Lombardero, Patricia Santos Pedrosa, Serafina Amomso, Dafne Saldana Blasco, Helena Cardona, Julia Goula, Maria Novas Ferradas, Amelia Vilaplana

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Recent global events have highlighted a special emphasis on an awareness for women’s rights situation worldwide. A renewed critical reflection claims a place in all fields of knowledge regarding fundamental human rights, and so in architecture and related disciplines. There are different approaches to the understandingof both the social dimension of art or design practice and the figure of the architect itself. This is a scope full of tensions and contradictions, uncertainties, possibilities and discussions. Architecture operates at the intersections of various elements depending on contingencies, on contexts at a particular place and time. This field deals with a wide sets of power and production relations and has to face a complex set of cultural, political,
economic factors as well as systems of representation, objects, forms and meanings. Following thesepremises, the first three International Conferences on
Gender and Architecture (ICGA), opened in Spain in 2014, have created a pioneer space to meeting and debate about this need of questioning hegemonic positions
to be able to meet unattended challenges. A debate that has arrive to stay.
Original languageMultiple languages
Pages (from-to)239-247
JournalHábitat y Sociedad
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Congress
  • Architecture
  • Gender
  • Feminism
  • Women

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