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The new appointment of the architect’s table is all female: 20 international architects are the protagonists of Gender Gap, a project that proposes a reflection on the figure of women in the world of architecture
Monday – Sunday
In the loggia on the ground floor of the museum, Gender Gap is inaugurated, curated by Laura Andreini, in collaboration with the magazine Area, a gallery set up with the projects and maquettes of 20 international architects.
The 20 exhibited artists: 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 figure of women in the world of architecture, starting from a city like Florence, marked by figures of great architects from the fourteenth to the twentieth century, from Arnolfo di Cambio to Michelucci, from Brunelleschi and Michelangelo to Nervi and Radical architecture.
In 2004 Zaha Hadid declared that it was “very, very difficult for women to stand out in the field of architecture, still dominated by men”. And in one of his latest interviews, Cini Boeri also stated that when he started working, women graduates in architecture were not even considered architects. And still today, a long way to go. “At the moment – says the curator of the exhibition Laura Andreini – the gender disparity in our sector, as on the other hand in all the others, exists. We must take note of it and identify strategies to overcome it”.
Although in recent decades there have been significant advances regarding the presence and dignity of professional women, the phenomenon of gender inequality is still evident. We asked 20 architects to reflect on the condition of women in the field of architecture and what difficulties they encountered in the professional world. A heterogeneous picture emerged, full of ideas on which we must reflect.
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