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.
Section 1: Practice, politics, economics
1. Six Myths About Women in Architecture
2. Architecture: A Suitable Career for a Woman?
Sandra Manley and Ann De Graft-Johnson
3. On Age and Architecture
4. Why Men Leave Architecture
5. G.F. Bodley and the Gravy: Describing Architecture on the Tangent
6. Women in Architecture: Stand up and be Counted
7. The Hero's Journey
8. Lost and Found
John Fitzgerald and Ruth Morrow
9. Site Parade
Section 2: Histories, theories & pioneers
10. The Queer Architect In Germany
Wolfgang Voigt and Uwe Bresan
11. Sister Practices
12. Architecture: A Villainous Profession?
13. The "Transition" As A Turning Point For Female Agency In Spanish Architecture
Lucía C. Pérez-Moreno
14. Redesigning the Profession
15. Remembering Queer Space
16. Women in Architecture Awards
17. Designers of the World Unite
Section 3: Place, participation and identity
18. Woods and Treasure
Cany Ash and Robert Sakula
19. Down To Earth
20. Vauxhall is Burning
21. On Looking And Learning
22. Scenes of Emancipatory Alliances
23. The Eradication of London's Queer Pubs
24. Architecture 2.0
Section 4: Education
25. Surveys, seminars, and starchitects: Gender studies and architectural history pedagogy in American architectural education
26. Interiority Complex
House and Harriss
27. Gender, Architectural Education and the Accruing of Capital
28. Hit Me Baby, One More Time
29. And Then We Were The 99%: Reflections on Gender and the Changing Contours of German Architectural Practice
30. A Gendered Pedagogy
31. Look Who's Talking: Numbers Matter
32. Symbolic Violence