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International Journal of Contemporary Architecture ”The New ARCH“ Vol. 2, No. 3 (2015) ISSN 2198-7688
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A WORD FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF




This issue starts with an interview with a young female
architect Viviana Muscettola, already working 11 years
in the studio of one of the leading architect in the world
and one of the most successful female architect, Zaha
Hadid.
We intend to touch somehow sensitive theme of women
deficiency in architecture.
Indeed, only small number of women have substantial
influence on our profession and thus having significantly
improved the female role in architecture.
But the origin of this are best illustrated with the facts
from the US in 2014: only one in four guest lecturers in
architecture schools, one in four working architectural
designers, even fewer than one in five deans at the
architecture schools and three in 20 licensed AIA
members are women. The situation in Europe is a bit
better, but in spite of 43% female students at faculties
of architecture, only 25% are later doing architecture
and only 17% are leading own studio.

Thus, a question arises: Are women facing some sort of
Founding Editor & Editor–In–Chief discrimination in architectural profession or some other
Architect Marina Stosic reasons are behind.

Discussion on women in architecture should not end
with motherhood, because why should the mother
leave and father stay, when both are parents. Does it
mean that being a woman is rather more acceptable as
being feminine?
Rumour has it that there is no problem at all.

Certainly, the most important pillars of architecture are
passion, talent and vision and some rumours going
around are emphasising that only important is that
architecture is good, careless who made it: a woman or
a man. However, if we consider numbers and statistics it
would mean that passion, talent and vision are mainly
characterising men. However, is it really so and could we
conclude this theme with this fact? I do not believe …

It seems that this could be for now a “never ending
story”, which, I believe, is on the way to be changed.
Anyway, I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and
Prosperous New Year!



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