Don’t talk about 'women in architecture', says AA director

Eva franchi gilabert

Gender-specific language ‘perpetuates the problem’

The new director of the Architectural Association has questioned the use of language that divides the profession by gender.

Eva Franch i Gilabert said terms such as “women in architecture” were part of the problem rather than the solution and revealed she had declined an invitation to judge an award on that basis.

“I am very interested in the idea of how we decolonise knowledge. How do we start looking into the world to make it more equal?” she said at a meeting with architecture journalists.

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