How are systems of gender built? What roles do women play as builders of society? How are constructions of masculinity and femininity built into rural landscapes, suburbia, and cityscapes? How are notions of gender connected to environmental exploitation and destruction? How might gender equity contribute to environmental justice and sustainability? These are some of the central questions addressed by Gender Institute conferences, symposia, and workshops.
Despina Stratigakos in Metropolis: "Despite their healthy representation in architecture schools, many women still end up leaving the building profession. That’s a loss of talent architecture can’t afford."
Martha Bohm, Joyce Hwang and Gabrielle Printz on the publication of Beyond Patronage, an essay collection that evolved from a conference for which the Gender Institute provided a seed grant. A path-breaking international event highlighting diversity in architecture, it brought together architects, designers and scholars to explore notions of architectural “patronage” today and their implications in design, research, and practice.
Kelly Hayes McAlonie, Director of UB's Capital Planning Group, on her election to the American Institute of Architects' College of Fellows. "The College of Fellows, founded in 1952, is composed of members of the Institute who are elected to Fellowship by a jury of their peers. Fellowship is one of the highest honors the AIA can bestow upon a member. Elevation to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual but also elevates before the public and the profession those architects who have made significant contributions to architecture and to society."
...on two major new books:
Where Are the Women Architects? (Princeton University Press, 2016) This book "tells the story of women's stagnating numbers in a profession that remains a male citadel, and explores how a new generation of activists is fighting back, grabbing headlines, and building coalitions that promise to bring about change." --- book jacket
Read the UB Reporter's featured article on the book!
Hitler at Home (Yale University Press, 2015) "Original, perceptive and immaculately edited, Hitler at Home offers a splendidly unexpected angle. Under its dispassionate scrutiny, Hitler’s tacky taste, cunning, and lowbrow pretentiousness have never seemed more consistently contemptible." --- The Daily Telegraph (UK). Read the entire article.