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On Reporters and Fronts: <br> Aravena’s 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale </br>

On Reporters and Fronts:
Aravena’s 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

By Gabrielle Printz   When the architecture world raised fury—or commenced eye-rolling—over the all-male panel that inaugurated the 15th Architecture Biennale in Venice, we found ourselves confronting a familiar image. Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas and Andrew Makin were among those invited to reflect on “INFRASTRUCTURE” with chief curator Alejandro Aravena and Biennale president Paolo Baratta. As part […]


Teaching Architecture & Gender:</br>Why We’re Still Not Getting it Right

Teaching Architecture & Gender:
Why We’re Still Not Getting it Right

By Catherine W. Zipf To those who pooh-pooh the idea that architects need to study gendered spaces, I offer this challenge: find a building that doesn’t have a bathroom. Bathrooms are the quintessential gendered space. They are the most common gendered space we encounter on a regular basis. They are also chameleons in that regard; many bathrooms change […]