Pointing at the proverbial 'elephant in the room' to increase awareness and resources on the topics of motherhood and architecture and, hopefully,

with your help, make a change. 

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Are mothers fit for the job? (Why) is there a resistance towards the feminine and the maternal in the field of architecture, and where does it stem from?

Prof. Despina Stratigakos bridges the gaps on mothers in architecture.

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It's no exaggeration to say it has taken me years to enjoy the world of wordless picture books. And then, something clicked.

Click the link below and find out all the reasons why we love them, as well as our list of favourites!

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Toys to Inspire

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Books for you

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Children's Books

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Films & Documentaries

HIGHLIGHTS

REMEMBERING ...

Alma Siedhoff-Buscher

(designer, Bauhaus student)

“Children should, if at all possible, have a room in which they can be what they want to be…everything in it belongs to them and their imagination designs it …”

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about Alma

ARCHITECTS SAY...

Kim Holden

(doula + architect)

Read the full interview here.

Minding the Silver Linings: Doula+Architect Kim Holden’s perspectives on designing life & space

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full interview

WOMEN SAY...

Gloria Steinem

(activist, mother of one)

"I've yet to be on a campus where most women weren't worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I've yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing."

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COMPETITIONS

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for the

competition website

Into the Wild: Remote Work Cabin


Participants are asked to create a design concept around the theme of nature and remote work and design a cabin as their ideal workplace in a natural environment.

HUMANITARIAN

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to visit the website

Let's Build My School

"We build schools in underprivileged areas across the world using sustainable and locally sourced materials."

PLAY

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to view the website

MakeDo

Makedo is a simple to use, open-ended system of tools for creative cardboard construction. Build imaginative and useful creations from upcycled cardboard.

BOOKS

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to read the

blog post

Wabi-Sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

by

Leonard Koren

A book about the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.

FILM

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to read the

blog post

Where’d you go, Bernadette

(2019)

The story of a woman trapped between two major problems - one is the traumatic blow her creative life suffered following a professional setback.

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Q&A

The Little Architect's Alphabet

by

Lora Teagarden

A fun yet educational approach to learning letters while introducing our little ones to design and architecture concepts early on.

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