The theme of women architects refers to the role that women designers have played since the late twentieth century. This very current topic goes beyond architecture, concerning gender studies and the issue of equal professional opportunities. The itinerary crosses Italy from north to south, intertwining a selection of works following in the wake of reflections emerged from international debates.
“Designing Women” highlights singular projects that see women at work, alone, in pairs or in teams. Taken together, the works reveal the chronological and morphological variety of women’s contribution to the built heritage, in this brief story of the “pink collars” participation.
In denial of a vision of women “relegated” to the design of domestic spaces, the works present different design themes and scales ranging from public spaces and urban infrastructures to gardens, and from buildings for worship and tertiary use to museums. They cross, merely tangentially, the reflection on the home, from villas to social housing.