Despite the large number of women graduating in architecture from university and college, architecture still remains a male preserve. How come there are so few women architects in Austria?
Architecture is a profession with an often high level of work input, coupled with project-dependent workloads in architects’ offices and a professional praxis strongly based on competitiveness. Without question, women architects are willing to take risks and can cope with pressure. How do the working conditions of Austrian women architects today compare internationally? What strategies exist to support women architects and strengthen the position of women in the architectural field? What influence has discrimination against women in the architectural professions had—and continue to have—on the history of architecture in Vienna and on architecture today? Can architecture make society a better place without women’s revolutionizing the profession’s work culture? The RRRIOT Festival and the MAK will be putting these questions up for discussion within the framework of a MAK FUTURE LAB.Panel Guests:
, Architect and Space Architect, Cofounder and Director of the LIQUIFER Systems Group, ViennaElke Delugan-Meissl
, Delugan-Meissl Associated Architects, ViennaElsa Prochazka
, elsa prochazka architectural office, Vienna Moderator: Claudia Cavallar
, architect, Vienna
Participation is free when registered.
Reduced admission to the MAK during the entire festival (1 – 8 March 2019) for all visitors in possession of a Business Riot Ticket (€ 9 instead of € 12).
The MAK FUTURE LAB is a creative laboratory founded by the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art. Through workshops, lectures, panel discussions, and other formats the MAK FUTURE LAB generates interdisciplinary contributions to a humane shaping and utilization of Digital Modernity. It positions design, architecture, and fine art as driving forces of socially, ecologically, culturally, and economically sustainable market economy models. Through diverse cooperations, it networks these creative sectors with the fields of science, research, business, and politics. The MAK FUTURE LAB aspires to develop both holistic orientation models and strategies for the commons inspired by such models, as well as concrete, innovative business ideas for the future.