Not just one but three exhibitions have been carefully curated this week and are now on display in the School of Architecture and Design. Each exhibition explores various issues around gender and identity within the fields of architecture, interior architecture and design. ‘How Engineers Communicate‘ showcases entries from the 2019 Young Engineers Sketches Competition. ‘Female Firsts‘ celebrates International Women’s Day on the 8th March by recognising the achievements of pioneering women in their chosen fields. ‘Loaded‘ is a collection of written and creative works all authored by colleagues in the School of Architecture and Design on themes surrounding gender and identity. Alongside there is also the opportunity to learn more about FAAC and The V International Symposium on Architecture and Gender which is being lead by Dr. Catalina Mejia Moreno will be taking place at Brighton this coming June 24-25, 2019. Entitled Fielding Architecture: Feminist Practices for a Decolonised Pedagogy the aim of the symposium will be to explore and question the practice of teaching architectural history/theory primarily focused on the UK context though welcoming a debate through dialogue with other contexts from a feminist and critical perspective.
The three exhibitions are being formally opened on Monday 25th February when there will be drinks and the opportunity to discuss, debate and take in such an impressive range of work.