An international conference convened by the Architectural Association and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art with an exciting line-up of paper presentations, panel discussions, building visits, walking tours and an open jury to celebrate the centenary of women at the AA.

Being First

Samantha Hardingham in conversation with Sadie Morgan

Education & Educators

Chaired by Harriet Harriss, RCA

Julia Gatley (The University of Auckland): ‘100 Years of Architecture at the University of Auckland: What has it meant for Women?

Silvana Taher (The Architectural Association): Educating the Educators or When Education Fails.

Difference, Diversity, Discrimination

Chaired by Elsie Owusu, OBE

Lori Brown (Syracuse University): ‘Diversity & Difference: Writing Transnational Histories of Women and Architecture.’

Rachel Lee (Institute of Art History, LMU Munich)/Anooradha Siddiqi (New York University): ‘Extreme Mobility, Local Practice’ Danna Walker (Built by Us): ‘Talent Unlimited’

Collaborations, Collectives and Couples

Chair: Jane Beckett, NYU/London

Harry Charrington (University of Westminster): ‘Invisible Partners’

Andrea Merrett (Columbia University): ‘Feminism in Action: the Open Design Office’

People & Projects

Chair: Sarah Turner, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

Paul Makovsky (Metropolis): ‘Total Design: how Florence Knoll revolutionised design and the modern interior.’

Fiona and Ewen McLachlan (E & F McLachlan Architects, Edinburgh): ‘Karla Kowalski: Informal Formality. A reappraisal.’

Ellen Rowley (Tenement Museum Dublin Project): ‘Architectures of Childcare: women architects and civic improvement in 1940s and 50s Dublin.’

Suzanne Ewing (University of Edinburgh): ‘Voices of Experience: Women making modern Scotland.’

Open Jury at the AA

Problematising the Profession: Matrix-Muf-Parlour

Chair: Lynne Walker, Institute of Historical Research, University of London Speakers: Julia Dwyer, Jos Boys; Liza Fior; Justine Clark, Karen Burns

The Future of Gender

Chair: Mathilda Tham, Goldsmiths University of London

Maria Paez Gonzalez (The Architectural Association): ‘Gendered Typologies: the possibility of a feminist approach to architectural type.’

Dolores Victoria Ruiz Garrido (Little Architect): ‘Little Architect: Erasing preconceptions about architecture from inside the education system.’

Katarina Bonnevier & Thérèse Kristiansson (MYCKET, Architecture & Design Centre, Stockholm): ‘An exploration of the promises of architecture beyond gender binaries.’

Concluding plenary: Looking to the Future

(Chair: Manijeh Verghese, AA): Clementine Blakemore, Stephanie Edwards, Marie-Louise Raue, Albane Duvillier