Fishbowl discussion Frau Architekt

In the right quarter of the image the text "Frau Architekt" is written in white letters on an orange background. The rest of the image is a collage of black and white photographs. These show various architectural works and designs as well as women architects at work. © Goethe-Institut Zypern

Sat, 12.03.2022

11:00 - 12:30

Goethe-Institut Nicosia

Women in Architecture-the Cypriot context

As a conclusion to the Frau Architekt exhibition, the Goethe-Institut Cyprus is organizing a discussion with Cypriot women architects presented in the exhibition while extending the floor to the wider public.

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?

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. Her research has been published as book chapters and in peer reviewed journals, and she has recently completed the Cyprus chapter for the forthcoming volumes of the Bloomsbury Global Encyclopaedia of Women and Architecture, 1960-2015.

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