20 INTERNATIONAL FEMALE ARCHITECTS ARE THE PROTAGONISTS OF GENDER GAP, A PROJECT THAT PROPOSES A REFLECTION ON THE FIGURE OF WOMEN IN THE WORLD OF ARCHITECTURE.
GENDER GAP is the new exhibition for the series The architect’s table, on the right wing of the covered loggia on the ground floor of the museum. The project, curated by Laura Andreini, is set up with the maquettes of 20 international architects: Carmen Andriani, Sandy Attia, Cristina Celestino, Izaskun Chinchilla, Maria Claudia Clemente, Isotta Cortesi, Liz Diller, Lina Ghothmeh, Carla Juaçaba, Fuesanta Nieto, Simona Ottieri, Carme Pigem, Guendalina Salimei, Marella Santangelo, Maria Alessandra Segantini, Benedetta Tagliabue, Monica Tricario, Patricia Viel, Paola Viganò and Laura Andreini.
The exhibition offers a reflection on the professional role of women in the architecture world. The project starts from the city of Florence, which since the 14th century has been marked by great architects, for example, Arnolfo di Cambio, Michelucci, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Nervi, and Radical architecture. In 2004 Zaha Hadid stated that it was “very, very difficult for women to stand out in the field of architecture, still dominated by men”. During an interview, Cini Boeri claimed that when she started working, women with degrees in architecture were not even considered an architect. Still today, it’s necessary to do more for solving the gender gap. “At the moment – says the curator of the exhibition Laura Andreini - there is gender disparity in our sector as in every other sector. We must pay attention to it and find strategies to overcome it”.
Curated by Laura Andreini
28th Aprile – 10th October 2021