Activist Architects giving visibility to extraordinary women architects' work
Founder & Curator
*creative director / strategy / international partnership* architect / art director/ illustrator at Francesca Perani Enterprise
Editor / Social Media
*social media manager / editor / photographer* architect / photographer at THE CATERPILAR
Curator / IT
*editor / international women architects & press / IT strategy* PhD architect / lecturer / researcher / curator
Curator / Universities
*Italian universities / institutions / managing editor * PhD research architect
timefor50 / architetta professional stamp
*italian architectural associations* experienced architect in public administration
Contributors and members of RebelArchitette "early season" without whom nothing would have been possible!
WE RAISE AWARENESS OF THE NEED FOR EQUALITY IN THE ARCHITECTURE FIELD
> DEMANDING AND OFFERING A DIVERSE ROLE MODEL SCENARIO
> PROMOTING THE APPLICATION OF GENDERED LANGUAGE
REBELARCHITETTE - CREATIVE DIGITAL ACTIVISTS
A collective, open project raising awareness and promoting research and information around the recognition of the role of women architects – still too far from the spotlight – at the national and international levels.
The ultimate aim of this project is to promote a heterogeneous and fair professional landscape where Women architects become reference figures for the new generations. By offering role models of excellence in the world of architecture to young female and male students, as well as juries, academics, organizers of exhibitions, and journalists, we want to guarantee a more inclusive and equal view of the profession.
2018 VENICE BIENNALE ARCHITECTURE
Architette=Women architects Here we are! was initially intended as a non-profit editorial project, an online book to be published coinciding with the opening of the Venice Biennale 2018, to promote 365 role models of excellence of women architects from all over the world presented on an open-source platform.
2017 ARCHITETTA PROFESSIONAL STAMP
With members from Italy, Europe, and Canada, the RebelTeam was established in Bergamo, Italy, in May 2017.
Everything started discussing the intense national debate grown after the approval of the professional stamp in the feminine declination Architetta (meaning Woman Architect – in Italy, until then the official mark was only available in the masculine architetto).
Up to 2019, only 5 of the 106 Italian architect associations have allowed the use of the professional stamp in the feminine. They are Naples, Rome, Lecce, Turin, and Bergamo.
The group identified 3 main goals:
DISSEMINATE female role models of excellence
nationally and internationally, through the self-published book “ARCHITETTE = WOMEN ARCHITECTS Here we are!” and the facebook platform Architette.
RAISE AWARNESS of the need for equal gender participation
in the architecture field, through the international campaign and report #timefor50 #timeforequality (in all professions), addressed to all those involved in the organization of events and the promotion of architecture: professional associations, private organizers, jury organizers, journalists, etc.
The REPORT #timefor50 investigates the unbalanced presence of female speakers in 411 events organized in Italy between 2017 and 2018, and it is freely available online.
The statistics are bleak: over the 411 events average 26% female speakers against 74% male speakers.
37% of events have been all-male based. #manels
DIFFUSE the importance of the application of gendered language
in the profession normalizing the use of the professional title Architetta and the dedicated professional stamp in the feminine form.
We strongly encourage a declared commitment to networking and mutual support between Italian and international professionals through the creation of specific online and offline events and mentoring activities.
International advisors support our curatorial work with their expertise in their own geographical areas – to make sure outstanding professionals will not be left invisible.
Students, curators, researchers, universities, journalists, architecture amateurs are heartily invited to keep joining us in the making of this incredible geo-located directory!
professora de Arquitetura e Urbanismo at UniDoctum / Teófilo Otoni from Minas Gerais/Brazil
architect / urban planner / activist / founder of Arquitetas Negras from Belo Horizonte / Brasil
architect / designer working from and for the African world/s from Praia, Cabo Verde/ West Africa
architect and master in cultural management / expert in architecture journalism and digital content / head of community & partnerships at ArchDaily / former editor-in-chief at Plataforma Arquitectura from Chile
planner / moderator / analyst / facilitator / networker / feminist / head of Participatory Planning Office, Metropolitan Institute of Bratislava / co-founder & director of WPS Prague from Prague/ Czech Republic
Alia Bengana / architect / specialised on raw earth and bio based materials / teacher / lecturer / workshop coordinator on the use of raw earth / founder of the architecture office Alia Bengana Architecte / based in Paris, France and Algiers, […]
architect / town planner / founder of the French prize of women architects / ARVHA director / WIAfr chairwoman from Paris / France
Architect, urbanist, and associate Professor and Program Director in Architecture at the Iceland University of the Arts, Reykjavik / Iceland
architect and urban conservationist | principal architect Somaya & Kalappa Co. | founder Trustee – The HECAR Foundation | Chairperson – Women In Design 2020+ / A.D White professor-at-large, Cornell University | Chairperson, Board of Governors, School of Planning and […]
architect / initiator of MoMoWo / curator / editor / historian of architecture, construction and design from Turin/Italy
Architect / Founder OFL Architecture and Cityvision / Rome and Campofranco (Sicily)
architect / urban designer / co-founder of SMALL / writer from Milan/Italy
architect / social facilitator / GAMS GiovaniArchitettiMassaCarrara Chairman from Carrara/Italy
architect / professional teaching fellow / activist from Auckland/New Zealand & Aotearoa
architect / feminist / researcher / activist / teacher / mother / co-founder Mulheres na Arquitectura Lisbona/Portugal
architect / organisational designer / traveller / from Rome, through Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Paris and today Lisbon, Portugal
architect / activist / founder of the Society of Women Architects from Belgrade/Serbia
architect / team member at Labóh and curator at World-Architects from Vicenza/Italy & Barcelona/ES
architecture student – Lund University / FEMARK Chairman (Feministiska Arkitektstudenter Lund) from Sweden
architect, scholar, urban designer/ co-curator of the 12th architecture biennale of São Paulo/ gender activist/ founding member of Parity Group & Parity Talks at ETH Zurich / CH
architect / founder & editorial director of MadameArchitect.org from New York City/USA