The Equal Architect
Missing in Architecture

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Reid Auditorium, 164 Renfrew Street, and The Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street


7 Mar 2019 - 8 Mar 2019

Thu 17:30 - 19:30
Fri 09:00 - 18:00



The Equal Architect
Missing in Architecture

The Equal Architect

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The Equal Architect
7 + 8 March 2019

The Equal Architect symposium is hosted by Missing in Architecture and the Mackintosh School of Architecture, in collaboration with Creative Scotland, GSA Sustainability Group, Architecture and Design Scotland and the Glasgow Institute of Architects. The symposium aims to enhance awareness and understanding of the significance of female architects within the education system and the profession, and to provoke discussions to create a more equal environment for all, whilst celebrating the work of past, present and future generations of architects.

Thursday 7 March 
Reid Auditorium, 17:30

Patty Hopkins (Hopkins Architects)
Supported by Glasgow Institute of Architects

Friday 8 March 
Glasgow Art Club/Reid Auditorium, 9:00 - 18:00

A celebration and discussion surrounding the themes of Equality and Diversity, Education and Inspiration, Identity and Pracitce and Future. The symposium at Glasgow Art Club will involve short presentations from our guest speakers that will then open into discussions with all our guests.

Lunch will be provided, with tea and coffee throughout the day.

The symposium will end with the Friday Lecture in the Reid Auditorium at GSA with our key note speaker Sarah Wigglesworth.

Our guest speakers are:

Helen Aston - Manchester School of Architecture, co-founder of PRAXXIS, a feminist architectural collective.

Another Perspective - Mackintosh School of Architecture student initiated project founded in response to a gap in the curriculum in architectural education.

Jos Boys - Co-founder of Matrix, Feminist Design Co-operative in 1979, co-auther of Making Space: women and the man-made environment and founder of 'The Dis-ordinary Architecture Project' exploring how disability and accessibilty can be done 'differently'.

Isabel Deakin - Studio Tutor at Mackintosh School of Architecture and co-founder of Missing in Architecture

Alisha Morenike Fisher - Co-founder of Black Females in Architecture and 3.09 Design Collective which highlights migratory experiences both culturally and geographically within the built environment.

Dr Harriet Harriss - Architect, Reader in Architectural Education and leader of the postgraduate research programmes in Architecture at the Royal College of Art. Her recent publication 'A Gendered Profession' asserts the need for widening participation as a means to ensure professions remain as diverse as the society it seeks to serve.

Conor Keappock - Recent graduate with an interest in changes in LGBTQI+ nightlife within the city of Glasgow

Kirsty Lees - Studio Tutor at Mackintosh School of Architecture and partner in Tectonica Architects

Kathy Li - Stage 1 Leader at Mackintosh School of Architecture and co-founder of Missing in Architecture

Nadia Malekian - Recent graduate with an interest in a feminist approach to architecture and urban design

Abigail Patel - Currently undertaking her MArch at The Manchester School of Architecture, student representative on the RIBA North West regional council and the RIBA National Council.

Flora Samuel - First RIBA Vice President of Research, member of RIBA Council and Professor of Architecture in the Built Environment at the School of Architecture at the University of Reading. Recently published the book 'Why Architects Matter'

John Thorne - Sustainability Co-ordinator for the GSA Sustainability Group

Miranda Webster - Studio Tutor at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, partner at Cameron Webster Architects and co-founder of Missing in Architecture

Voices of Experience - A collaborative project led by Suzanne Ewing, Jude Barber and Nicola McLachlan. Voices of Experience is motivated by the lack of recognised female presence and role models within architecture and the build environment