12 March 2022
Frau Architekt. What does it mean to be a woman architect in Cyprus?

Within the framework of the "Frau Architekt" exhibition the Goethe-Institut Cyprus is organizing a fishbowl-discussion examining the question: What does it mean to be a woman architect in Cyprus? At the discussion, which will take place on 12 March 2022 between 11:00–12:30 in the garden of the Goethe-Institut in Nicosia, Cypriot women architects presented in the exhibition as well as the wider public will reflect on the Cypriot realities of women in architecture.

The Frau Architekt exhibition, which has been extended until 19 March 2022, sheds light on the contributions of women in the profession of architecture in Germany and Cyprus over the last 100 years, through the examples of 33 female architects. The exhibition has given space to the participating women architects as well as its visitors, regardless of gender, to reflect on what it means to be a woman architect on a global and local level. As the exhibition itself highlights, the story of architecture is often told without women and these events aim to create more awareness and open a discussion, inviting both women and men to the table.

Among the discussion topics will be the conditions, challenges and opportunities of being a woman architect in Cyprus in the past and present, while opening up space to discuss the future prospects of and for women in the profession. The women architects present will have the opportunity to voice opinions and ideas on important aspects of the professional life of women architects in Cyprus. What does it mean to be a woman architect in Cyprus? How have things changed or stayed the same over the past 60 years? How does it connect to global current narratives? And how similar or different is the current situation to other countries?

Dr Anna Papadopoulou will moderate the discussion, where also the audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions as well as share their thoughts and experiences. Dr Anna Papadopoulou is an independent researcher and adjunct faculty at the University of Nicosia, whose work focuses on intersections of architecture and gender, and on sustainable practices within architectural education.

An additional guided tour will take place on 16 March at 6 p.m. by one of the curators of the Cyprus chapter, Teresa Tourvas, focusing on the Cypriot women architects presented in the exhibition.

Goethe-Institut Zypern, 21 Markos Drakos Ave., 1102 Nicosia
Date and Time of Discussion:
Saturday 12 March 2022, 11:00-12:30. In English. Registration required.
Date an Time of Guided Tour:
16 March 2022 at 6 pm. Registration required.
Exhibition Duration:
until Saturday 19 March 2022
Opening Hours:
Wednesday–Friday 2:00–7:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am–2:00 pm
(Group visits outside opening hours by appointment.)
Free Admission
Information and Registrations for Discussion and Tour: +357 22 674606