Women in Architecture – take the survey

In August 1975 the magazine AD published an issue on Women in Architecture. It especially presented the result of a survey by the editor, Monica Pidgedon. Shes ent letters out […]

Exhibition: Guerrilla Girls – Grafica – 1985-2017

Guerrilla Girls – Grafica – 1985-2017 – at MASP, Sao Paulo – 29.09.2017-14.02.2018 The Guerrilla Girls are feminist activist artists. They wear gorilla masks in public and use facts, humor […]

Michelle Obama at AIA Conference on Architecture

The former First Lady was a guest at the AIA Conference on Architecture in April. But what did she have to say at the annual conference of the American Institute […]

Angela Deuber wins “Architekturpreis Beton 2017”

Since 1977, the “Architekturpreis Beton” has been awarded every four years. The competition promotes outstanding work with concrete and, for more than four decades, has occupied a special place in […]

#MeToo – The Importance of Language

Women all over the world started to share their personal stories of sexual harassment under the hashtag #MeToo. These posts blew up over social media sites after US producer Harvey […]

Sex Separation: Gendered Toilets

Why are our public restrooms genderly segregated ? Why do we feel unconfortable with the idea of shared public restroom ? This is what Terry Kogan tries to understand in […]

Advance Notice: Lecture by An Fonteyne

Professor An Fonteyne (*1971), currently Professor at Hasselt University, Belgium, as Associate Professor of Architecture and Design. An Fonteyne advocates a building culture that pays particular attention to the economic and social boundary conditions of construction, as a counterweight to the trend for self-oriented and object-related architecture. By appointing An Fonteyne, the Department of Architecture at ETH Zurich is gaining an incisive teacher and an outstanding architect. With her particular background she introduces an important theme to the department: construction in existing contexts, which will be of increasing relevance to the architects of the future.



Advance Notice: Exhibition in Paris Women House

Women House is the meeting of two notions: a gender – the female – and a space – the domestic one. Architecture and public space have been masculine while the […]

Discussion: Texts by Beatriz Colomina and Paul Preciado

Thoughts about the texts “The Split Wall: Domestic Voyeurism” by Beatriz Colomina and “Pornotopia or the Architecture of Playboy” by Paul (Beatriz) Preciado. Loos and Materiality – As Loos is an […]

Denise Scott Brown

“My mother studied architecture and I thought it was women’s work”   Many significant women architects of the 20th century were partnered with men, like Aino and Alvar Aalto, Ray and […]

Is Air-Conditionning Sexist ?

If there is well one question that most of us never asked ourselves is to know if air-conditionning regulations are sexist or not. Well, the article “Energy Consumption in Buildings and […]


“Feminists are not all career obsessed monsters. I really want kids some day – and a white wedding” Anne-Sophie, 27, Feminist […]

Drag Queen

“Drag Queens need 3 things: high heels, lipstick and balls.” Tristan aka «Ennia Face», 37, Dragqueen […]

Advance Notice: Netzwerk Frau + SIA

Netzwerk Frau + SIA – Praxisgespräche: “Wohnen zwischen Stadt und Land” 


Toilets at ETH Hönggerberg

A Video by Leonie and Samira […]

LGBTQ, Coming out, Queer, Intersex, Transgender

  LGBTQ An initialism of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer   Coming out The process by which one accepts and/or comes to identify one’s own sexuality or gender identity   […]

Advance Notice: AA XX 100: AA Women and Architecture in Context 1917-2017: an International Conference

London, AA and the Paul Mellon Centre in Bedford Square, London, W.C.1, November 2 – 04, 2017 AA XX 100: AA Women and Architecture in Context 1917-2017: an International Conference […]

Lina Bo Bardi

She built for the people – In Brazil the Italian architect Lina Bo Bardi made an amazing career. After the horrors of the Second World War, Brazil’s tropical and cheerful […]

Love has no Labels

  Love has no gender – Love has no race – Love has no disability – Love has no age – Love has no Religion _Before anything else, we are […]

Can you find the Mistake II

Discussion at TUMünchen – 03.10.2017 “Wahrscheinlich sind alle meine Figuren auf die eine oder andere Weise romantisch. Ich glaube, dass Nihilismus die extremste Form von Romantik ist. Und wahrscheinlich ist […]

Women’s exhibitions as in the German Architecture Museum are well-intentioned, but in the end the new ghetto

Architects are rarely professors and are hardly exhibited in museums. The museum in Frankfurt am Main wants to end the exclusion and of all things organises a  show only with […]

Pornotopia or the architecture of Playboy

We are at the beginning of the fifties, WWII is over, the Gis are returning home. The “suburban family” ideology is very strong. Women should stay at home taking care […]

Spaces for art

“One of the women that worked a lot for architecture and architectural dreams” Anette Gigon regarding Anne Lacaton, ETH Zürich october 2017 […]

The Split wall: Domestic Voyeurism – Beatriz Colomina

  Le Corbusier quoted ones Adolf Loos as followed: „A cultivated man does not look out of the window; his window is a ground grass; it is there only to […]

Discussion: Texts by Judith Butler and Michael Foucault

Misty and Jimmy Poulette in the Taxi, NYC, 1991, Nan Goldin > Butler arguments, that there is a natural difference between the two sexes. Gender on the other hand operates […]

ETH and Gender: Action Plan, Monitoring, Equal Reports and Women

In 2014 a Gender Action Plan has been adopted by the ETH Zurich explaining how it aims to achieve a gender balance, what actors are involved and who is in […]

Too many men on Swiss boards

Investor Hildebrand relies on female bosses The largest asset manager in the world votes against administrative boards – because they are men. This will force companies to be more diverse. […]


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Advance Notice: Frau Architekt – Ausstellung DAM

FRAU ARCHITEKT – Seit mehr als 100 Jahren: Frauen im Architektenberuf Exhibition in DAM – Deutsches Architektur Museum in Frankfurt – 30th September 2017 till 8th March 2018 Over 100 […]

Stand der Dinge – Annette Gigon

On Tuesday October 3rd, Annette Gigon gave a conference presenting the work of her office that she founded with Mike Guyer in 1989 in Zurich. Their projects can be found […]




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Feministische Filmtheorie

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–>  Performativität […]


–>  Maskerade […]


–>  Geschlechterdispositiv […]

Biopolitik / Biomacht

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–>  Poststrukturalismus […]


–> Genderkompetenz […]


–> Diversity […]

Cultural Studies und Geschlecht

–>  Cultural Studies und Geschlecht […]

Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire, Judith Butler

In her Text ”Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire”, (published in Gender Trouble: Feminism and the subversion of Identity, New York: Routledge, 1990, 6-16) Judith Butler expands the feminist distinction of sex and […]

Advance Notice: Vernissage of the new RosaRot magazine

The RosaRot magazine is made by students of the university of Zurich and adresses questions of feminism and gender. On the 6th of October at 7 pm at Park Platz […]

Sex / Gender

To think of the body only in terms of the biological, anatomical or physiological, is limited Judith Butler Sex (biological) Sex is considered as being biologically given and is mostly […]

Sex ≠ Gender

“Berücksichtigt man die weiblichen und männlichen Formen der verschiedenen Kombinationen von biologischem Geschlecht (Englisch: «sex») und Geschlechtsidentitäten und -verhalten (Englisch: «gender»), so kennt die Natur mindestens elf Geschlechter, nicht nur […]

Collage of Straits of Magellan Cruise Terminal Project, 2017

Advance Notice: Department Lecture Cecilia Puga

CECILIA PUGA – CROSSFADES Department Lecture at D-Arch ETHZ on Monday 2nd Oktober 2017 – 18:00 – HIL E4 Straits of Magellan Cruise Terminal Project, 2017 Cecilia Puga has her […]

Advance Notice: Open House Zürich

OPEN HOUSE ZÜRICH 30.09.2017 – 01.10.2017 in 80 Places around Zürich Different Buildings built by Women can be seen this weekend at Open House Zürich: Elli – Wohnhaus und Atelier […]

Lux Guyer

Lux Guyer was a Swiss architect and one of the first woman to establish her own office. She was born in Zürich in 1894 and she accomplished a lot to […]

The End of Theory for Men?

Symposium – gta 50 –  Debate «The End of Theory?» In the evening of September 28th, Peter Eisenman, Kurt W. Forster and Jaques Herzog discussed whether architecture theory has come […]

A woman with a headscarf and dark sunglasses showing the peace sign is sitting in a car.

Gender Equality: Saudi Arabia allows women to drive

The Kingdom is the last country in the world where woman are not allowed to drive a car. This is about to change. As from the middle of next year, […]

"Studierende" or "Studentinnen und Studenten" in a full lecture hall.


Anyone who still speaks of “Studentinnen und Studenten” at German universities stands under suspicion of discrimination. But whether or not discrimination is prevented by using “Studierende” is a different matter. […]

Women protest in Pissoirs

Out of protest dozens of Dutch women have symbolically taken possession of urinals on Saturday. Recently a Dutch woman got fined because of peeing in a public street in Amsterdam […]

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