Making Space for Women in Design with Pass to RESONATE
We asked you to share your ideas on how to break down barriers of the gender inequality in the fields of architecture and design, and in return we offered free tickets to upcoming RESONATE Thinking Sound & Space this February in Lisbon.
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reSITE aims to be a part of the movement that elevates female voices as the solution and an opportunity to achieve social balance. By bringing together all different backgrounds we can create provocative conversations around design and architecture for everyone. Thus, we are offering a discount aimed to bring more women to RESONATE. We have a limited number of tickets available at 70% off!!
“Nowadays, sexism has weathered a century of progress. Women receive equal or more degrees in creative fields than their male counterparts. Yet in the upper ladder we still find that rampant gender inequality still exists. For this matter, we need to stop seeing gender as a competition and more as an opportunity to get to a social equilibrium by supporting female leaders in more competitive and creative roles.
Personally, I had grown more confident in my own work but I had also changed in relation to my gender. By seeing, again and again, the timidity and fear with which so many women still approach their work, by seeing brilliant and talented female friends drop out of the game, I learned that we as women were not the problem, in fact we are the solution to reach this equality.
We exist in a system that pits us against each other. And in the face of this, the most radical act is partnership and complicity. Times are changing and so the way design professionals network between each other and we need to stop feelign fear because of the fact that there is not enough space enough for all of us. But when we learn to support one another rather than view one another as competition for scarce creative and professional resources, we will lift each other up and reach a high level of mental and social evolution.” - Ana G. (Barcelona, Spain)
“I think that architecture is a profession that is male-dominated. However, I don’t want to complain. The key is in life-work balance, because of the long working hours that make starting a family difficult. In my opinion, men should help us, they need to accept their share of child-raising duties. Men need to be encouraged to do this by their firm and by society. It is no wonder that most women choose to work for smaller firms with a better working environment or set up on their own or with a few colleagues. Also, our voice should be heard and our work published, because accomplishments of the female leaders in architecture give other women the courage to continue to seek their goals and aspirations.” - Angelina R. (Belgrade, Serbia)
“Supporting woman architects and expert also on conferences, for example some of the speakers can be women.” - Kristina R. (Bratislava, Slovakia)
Who will be at RESONATE in Lisbon?
RESONATE will feature prominent women from the New York, London, Milan, Berlin and Lisbon across all disciplines to inspire and empower more women to take active roles in their professional fields.
If you are not a Woman in Design, you can still register for this one-of-a-kind experience featuring some of the world's best architects, sound engineers and artists for a one-day event in Lisbon.
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