“Where are the Women Architects?’ Reception & book discussion with author and co-creator of Architect Barbie – CT Science Center – March 23
WHERE ARE THE WOMEN ARCHITECTS?
Book discussion, Meet the Author: Despina Stratigakos, Architectural Historian, University of Buffalo
Receptin and book discussion with author and co-creator of Architect Barbie
Join Despina Stratigakos for an engaging discussion of her new book, Where Are the Women Architects? She will delve into the story of women’s stagnating numbers in a profession that remains a male citadel, and explore how a new generation of activists is fighting back, grabbing headlines, and building coalitions that promise to bring about change.
For a century and a half, women have been proving their passion and talent for building and, in recent decades, their enrollment in architecture schools has soared. Yet the number of women working as architects remains stubbornly low, and the higher one looks in the profession, the scarcer women become. Law and medicine, two equally demanding and traditionally male professions, have been much more successful in retaining and integrating women. So why do women still struggle to keep a toehold in architecture?
This program is part of the Connecticut Science Center’s Women in Science initiative. Founding Sponsor: Petit Family Foundation. Additional support provided by Voya Financial, and TD Charitable Foundation.
Admission: $10 Adults, $5 Members, Corporate Members, Seniors, Students. There will be a cash bar. Admission includes access to the Engineering Earth exhibit and one drink ticket. For more information and to register, contact Amy Sailor at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 520-2163.
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