Last year a poster campaign was run by students of Architecture at UCD to raise the profile of women in architecture, past and present, aiming to level the playing field of references that students had available to them. The event ‘Women in/and Architecture’ was an experiment to create a space for discussion in a student-led forum style event that would instigate an exchange of ideas between the speakers, staff and students.
The topic was broken down into a number of sub themes, on which speakers were invited to respond to with examples of their own work and research.
The speakers and sub themes were:
- Women and Education – Tara Kennedy, Artist and Architect at Culturstruction
- Women in Industry – Carole Pollard, President of RIAI 2016/17
- Women in the City – Mary McAuliffe, Associate Professor in Gender Studies, UCD
- Women and History – Melanie Lynch, Founder of Herstory Ireland
Chair – Sheila O’Donnell, Director at O’Donnell and Tuomey Architects
The event was held at UCD Architecture on 27 September 2017.