Grafton Architects wins 2020 RIBA Royal Gold Medal

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, co-founders of Grafton Architects, are the first all-woman pair to be awarded the 2020 RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture. They are the fourth and fifth female architects to have won the prestigious award in a partnership. There has still only been one woman – Zaha Hadid – named sole […]

Karoline Vitto’s garments accentuate the fat rolls women are told to hide

This collection of cloth and metal-wire garments by Brazilian fashion designer Karoline Vitto finds beauty in the bulges of flesh that women are encouraged to cover up. Designed as part of her masters degree at London’s Royal College of Art, Vitto’s The Body as Material collection features seven garments that accentuate the rolls and curves […]

Nike introduces plus-size and para-sport mannequins to London store

Nike has redesigned the women’s floor of its flagship shop in London, introducing plus-size and para-sport mannequins for its sportswear displays. The sports brand has created a dedicated space for women on the third floor of its huge Oxford Street store. Mannequins with different body types, including plus size and para-sport mannequins, are intended to better […]

Allbright opens Mayfair club with all-female art on the walls

Woman-only member’s club Allbright has opened a venue in London’s Mayfair with work exclusively by female artists across its five floors. The townhouse on Maddox Street is the second outpost of the club. The interior design was completed by Suzy Hoodless, with art chosen by curator Beth Greenacre. Greenacre chose over 120 works work by […]

Struggle! 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage exhibition curator picks five highlights

An exhibition at the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands celebrates 100 years of universal voting rights in the country. Co-curator Egge Knol picks five objects that tell the story. In the Netherlands, as in so many countries, it took years of tireless campaigning to change the law to allow women to vote. The Dutch parliament […]

UK architects must do more to close gender pay gap says RIBA president

The Royal Institute of British Architects has issued new guidelines on discrimination as new data shows the gender pay gap remains above 15 per cent at UK architecture firms. Figures for 2018 show that the gap between what men and women earn in architecture fell three percent to 15.4 per cent, which is almost double the UK […]

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