Weekly Architecture Fix, Vol. 1 | Women in Architecture
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Greetings, friends and supporters!
We hope you’re staying safe and healthy and acclimating well to our collective temporary new normal. During this time, it’s important that we stay connected as much as possible to the things that bring us joy and stimulation. As long-time members, subscribers to our eNews and regular participants in our programming, we hope you’ll appreciate this weekly offering – your weekly architecture fix!
Every week, from now until who knows, we’ll send you fun and engaging resources from the Denver Architecture Foundation, the world wide web and our local community. Resources for kids will be included, too! Each week’s resources from the world wide web will be themed – this week’s theme is Women in Architecture.
Denver Architecture Foundation Resources:
In striving to bring you as much virtual content as we have available, below are selections from Doors Open Denver, the Cleworth Architectural Legacy Project, our beloved youth education program, and more. Enjoyment for both adults and kids!
- Take a listen to this short and sweet podcast about Denver Woman’s Press Club, which was part of Doors Open Denver 2017’s Arts + Culture Activities featuring filmmaker and storyteller Sam Pike.
- Download “Forces, Loads, and Structural Components” by Handprint Architecture, a valued partner in delivering our Cleworth Architectural Legacy Project. An easy and engaging activity to do with kids – all you need are toothpicks and marshmallows!
- Sneak peek! Well, sort of. Our long-awaited Audio Tours will be released later this year. Learn more about the Byers-Evans House/Center for Colorado Women’s History, a featured site, by reading Denver Women in Their Places: A Guide to Women’s History Sites by Marcia Tremmel Goldstein published by Historic Denver (available through various online sellers).
- Our Y/OUR Denver Photo Exhibit resulting from our Doors Open Denver 2019 Photo Competition is back up on our website, in case you missed it the first time around. Read the accompanying Denver Post article by Ray Rinaldi – “One of Denver’s best photo exhibitions right now is totally free — and you can see it in your PJs.“
Feature: Women in Architecture – Resources from the world wide web
From the Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative: “The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. This historic centennial offers an unparalleled opportunity to commemorate a milestone of democracy and to explore its relevance to the issues of equal rights today.” It’s in this spirit, and in celebration of Women’s History Month, that our inaugural feature on architecture is Women in Architecture. Below are resources you can watch, listen to and read, including a little something for kids. Enjoy!
The films below are FREE via Kanopy.com. All you need is a library card!
- Gray Matters – Architect & Designer Eileen Gray
- Studio Gang Architects: Aqua Tower
- Precise Poetry: Lina Bo Bardi’s Architecture – Creating Poetry Through Architectural Precision
- City of Dreams
- Making Space – 5 Women Changing the Face of Architecture
- Aberrant Architectures? – Diller and Scofidio at the Whitney Museum
- Breaking Ground
- MoMoWo · 100 Works in 100 Years: European Women in Architecture and Design · 1918-2018
- “The Books That Inspire 10 Women in Architecture“
- “The Hidden Women of Architecture and Design“
- “Snubbed, cheated, erased: the scandal of architecture’s invisible women“
- “Five top women in world architecture: ‘Now is our time’“
- “16 Women Breaking New Ground in Architecture“
- “Breaking the Cycle: Despina Stratigakos on Historical Amnesia, the Magic of Architecture, and Creating Conditions for Change“
- “Woman-made: 8 Architects You May Not Know“
- Hot off the presses from today’s ARCHITECT Newswire:
- Read: The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid
- A lovely post from our colleagues at History Colorado: “Four Times Colorado Women Got There First.”
Image curtesy of KPMB Architects, Shirley Blumberg, Partner-in-charge