Women in Architecture after 1968
Women in Architecture after 1968 focuses, in a first instance, on graduates from Chalmers School of Architecture in Sweden. Reclaiming the varying contributions by women to the built environment, as practicing architects but also, and especially, in other capacities, can point to the diversification of architectural and urban production throughout the 1970s, and the various ways in which architects attempted to contribute to wider society, environmental challenges, and the urban struggle. In focusing on women after 1968 the research aims to show how architects (of all genders) have adopted alternative roles to the dominant figure of the prolific designer and beyond conventional professional practice, such as, for example, in heritage and conservation struggles, housing associations, public administrations, collective living experiments, community groups, (urban) grassroots movements, and as editors, writers, educators, and campaigners.
Isabelle Doucet (contact)
Full Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods
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