Calling all female city-makers to reSITE 2019 REGENERATE
reSITE aims to do its part in elevating female voices as an opportunity to achieve social balance in architecture and design. By bringing together all different backgrounds we can create provocative conversations around the regeneration of cities that reflect the needs of everyone.
Since its genesis in 2012, reSITE has always invited and attracted outstanding women, both on the stage and in the audience. Our ambition is to continue our work while fostering the gender balance in the architecture and design professions, as well as city making to correct the ratio of female voices in urban design disciplines and municipal decision making.
“When reSITE organizes an event, gender and race balance is a central determinant of whom we invite to speak and whom we invite to participate. Our goal is to achieve gender balance, or do better than that in every single one. Gender balance is a relatively personal discussion for me. For my first job in architecture, I chose to work for Barbara Wilks, a pioneering architect and landscape architect who is one of the few practicing professionals who is a fellow of both the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Wilks is still a mentor for me and perhaps did the most of anyone to shape my career and path." Martin Barry, Founder of reSITE
#WomenMakeCities at reSITE 2019
We are working on improving the global systematic equality problems by encouraging more women to attend our events. This issue transcends architecture. Women representation at leadership levels in the workforce is weak. In Europe, female architects make up about 30% of the workforce; 27% in the United States. Far less, around 8%, are recognized by the AIA at the highest level as fellow - meaning that their work has not been recognized for excellence.
reSITE encourages female designers, architects and women in cities leadership to attend the annual conference reSITE 2019 REGENERATE focused on regeneration in cities. reSITE is proud to present McMansion Hell founder, Kate Wagner and architect Jee Liu as well as Bianca Wylie, and Anni Sinnemäki amongst the first announced guests to speak at the event.
A special promotion “Women in Design” has been introduced offering a 70% discount from the standard registration fee to all women working in design, architecture, cities leadership and administration (bringing the price to €75).
reSITE Talks from Female Voices
"Landscape is not just a park - its everything around you”. This reSITE Small Talk with Kathryn Gustafson discusses how making cities healthy is our responsibility.
We spoke with Caroline Bos at DOX, Prague's Center for Contemporary Art, about her perception of the architectural profession.
Professor Saskia Sassen, is world's renowned urban sociologist and professor at Columbia University in New York City, speaks from Prague's Vltava river bank about migration.
Keynote lecture by Janette Sadik-Khan, former Commissioner of the Department of Transportation, The City of New York, at reSITE 2012 conference.
Caroline Bos, a Dutch urban planner and the co-founder of Amsterdam-based architectural design network UNStudio, explains about designing resilient cities.
“When you design landscapes, remember that it’s a journey. Nothing is fixed. Everything is going to evolve over time.” - Kathryn Gustafson
Mimi Hoang talks about architecture, cities, public space, private space, affordable housing, apartments, interior design and layout.
Marlena Happach is the director for the Department of Architecture and Planning for the city of Warsaw.
"In/visible city? That’s my point!” says Martina Ableidinger at the reSITE 2017: In/visible City conference.
Mascha Onderwater from Amsterdam-based Bureau B+B on the transformation of Vienna's main shopping street, the Mariahilfer Straße into a pedestrian zone.
“Dull, inert cities, it is true, do contain the seeds of their own destruction and little else. But lively, diverse, intense cities contain the seeds of their own regeneration, with energy enough to carry over for problems and needs outside themselves”
The list for most livable cities of 2019 from The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index has kept Vienna in the top spot for the second year, kicking out the previous first place holder, Melbourne out of its seven-year-long reign as the most livable city in the world.
It's clear, we're not here to think small. We're rethinking an urban landscape, and more importantly, an attitude. We're here to recreate. We're here to grow. Or put it simply, to REGENERATE.
In its most diverse edition yet, REGENERATE hosted a rich and interdisciplinary conversation about the future of life in cities, attracting twelve hundred participants from 25 countries to 3 stages, side events and parties.
Kimmelman talks about his current research, writing and thoughts about sustainability and the urban condition in Prague.
Special lecture by Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic for The New York Times.