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The glass ceiling is cracking. This month, PROCESS has teamed up with Parlour to support, promote and advocate for women in architecture. With the launch of Marion’s List by Parlour, the evening will give the opportunity to celebrate and recognise women… but also discuss ‘where to from here’ in our pursuit of equality within and beyond the profession.

Titan of industry: SHELLEY PENN (Shelley Penn Architecture)
Educator/ editor/ writer: DR KAREN BURNS (Parlour)
Emerging small practice Director: AMY MUIR (Muir Architecture)
Emerging large practice Leader: SOPHIE CLELAND (ARM)
Young gun: YVONNE MENG (Von Atelier)

It could be said that the time for women in architecture and design is finally upon us, with one of our profession’s most respected architects in history finally gaining rightful opportunity and recognition on the public stage. Denise Scott-Brown recently received sole recognition for her significant contributions to architecture with the 2017 Jane Drew prize, a long-time win following the unsuccessful campaigns to be retrospectively recognised for her equal partnership with husband Robert Venturi in the 1991 Pritzker Prize. While the Pritzker Foundation has not yet restored Scott-Brown’s laureate partnership, it has since awarded the 2010 Prize equally to Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA, and the 2004 Prize to Zaha Hadid. Does this mark a shift in the tide for gender equity and recognition for female architects? Or- glancing through the assemblage of male-dominated Laureates- does it further highlight how far we still need to go before there is a genuine celebration of gender equality with respect to opportunity and recognition?

Come join us in breaking new ground, shattering gender stereotypes and championing women who are shaking up the field of architecture and design.

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