CFP: Women in architecture (Dearq)

Call for papers
Women in Architecture
Deadline for submission of articles: January 18, 2016
Even though women ́s contributions to architecture date as far back as the nineteenth century in Europe and North America and to the start of the twentieth century in Latin America, Spain, and Brazil, architecture is still considered a gender-biased profession.
Recently, there have been a number of initiatives aimed at drawing attention to the status of women in architecture. These include Parlour in Australia, ArchiteXX in the United States, Un día, una arquitecta in Latin America, and Arquitetas Invisíveis in Brazil. Although this interest is relatively new in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries, in the English-speaking world women’s activism in architecture can be traced back to the 1920s. It resurged in the 1970s and the 1990s, paralleling broader social activism movements.
What is the relationship between these different timelines and the state of women in architecture? Do religious, economic, political, and cultural contexts make any significant differences? Are there worthwhile comparisons to be drawn between different regions and histories?
With local, regional, and global contributions – in Spanish, English and Portuguese – Dearq Journal is presenting a call for papers to examine the status quo and to enrich the discussion about women in architecture today. We are looking for contributions on a range of topics including: the status of women in architecture schools and in the profession; obstacles created by the glass ceiling and the sticky floor phenomena; women’s / feminist architecture organizations; conferences on women in architecture; historical involvement of women in the practice; the current state of scholarship with regard to women and gender in the discipline; women’s contributions in fields beyond architectural design; gender-based design; and feminist theory.
Unlike in earlier periods, today, those active in this effort in one part of the world can connect to others from around the globe using the various means of communication and social media available. Even with the challenge of language barriers, this creates an unrestricted potential for an extended global discussion regarding women in architecture. Although this issue of Dearq will focus on a few parts of the world with which the editors are most familiar, it is our desire to offer a space for dialogue between different cultural contexts and extend an invitation to establish new networking possibilities.
Guest Editors
Andrea Jeanne Merrett Ana María Pinzón

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