Unconscious Bias in Architecture: Why Don’t Architects Wear Pink?
Unconscious bias in architecture creates beliefs about who does or does not belong in the profession, which can undermine our best intentions to be inclusive. By bringing those biases up to the surface so that we can examine them, we can be more intentional in the decisions we make in our everyday and professional practices. Using lessons from history and the power of Architect Barbie, this talk explored architecture’s gendered biases and how we can uproot them.
Despina Stratigakos, Where Are the Women Architects?, (Princeton University Press, 2016)
Despina Stratigakos, “What I Learned From Architect Barbie,” Places
Despina Stratigakos, “Hollywood Architects,” Places
Despina Stratigakos, “Architecture Has a Woman Problem. Zaha Hadid Knew It Well,” Slate
Thank you very much to Ross Barney Architects for hosting the talk.