Available October 1 — Women Rebuild: Stories, Polemics, Futures

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Mark your calendars, Women [Re]Build: Stories, Polemics, Futures, will be available October 1. Published by ORO Editions/AR+D, Women Re[Build] discusses contemporary, topical, and important subjects related to gender, architectural education, and practice. One of our own, Associate Annelise Pitts, AIA, is a contributor. As a member of the Equity by Design core team, and the group’s Research Chair, she has led national surveys exploring the professional experiences and aspirations of graduates of architecture programs. In addition to her work with Equity by Design, Annelise is a member of AIA’s Equity and the Future of Architecture Committee.

Women [Re]Build: Stories, Polemic, Futures is exemplary in its mission to combine in one resource reflections on the renewal of feminist thought in architecture (Framing Stories), challenges to practice made possible by activism (Shaping Polemics), and portrayals of inspiring practitioners who pave the way for future women architects (Building Futures). The goal of this edited book is to increase the visibility and voice of women who everyday challenge the definition and practice of architecture. Women [Re]Build gathers words and projects of leading women thinkers, activists, designers, and builders who have dared to ask, “where are the women?” Where are the women whose architectural work should be celebrated and recognized for its courage and impact; who have cultivated female leadership while challenging the very principles of the discipline they represent; and who’ve asked the most difficult and rigorous of questions of those who build their visions?

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