Author(s): James Benedict Brown
The issue of gender inequality in architecture has been part of the profession's discourse for many years, yet the continuing gender imbalance in architectural education and practice remains a difficult subject. This book seeks to change that. It provides the first ever attempt to move the debate about gender in architecture beyond the tradition of gender-segregated diagnostic or critical discourse on the debate towards something more propositional, actionable and transformative. To do this, A Gendered Profession brings together a comprehensive array of essays from a wide variety of experts in architectural education and practice, touching on issues such as LGBT, age, family status, and gender biased awards.
Dr James Benedict Brown is Lecturer in Architecture at the Leicester School of Architecture, where is he is Year One Leader of the BA(Hons) Architecture course. Dr Harriet Harriss is a Senior Tutor in Interior Design & in Architecture at the Royal College of Art in London. Professor Ruth Morrow leads the new suite of cross-disciplinary Masters Courses in Sustainable practices in the Built Environment at Queen's University, Belfast. James Soane is a qualified architect, teacher and writer.
Editorial Section 1: Practice, politics, economics