This one day conference will take place on Friday 16th February at 1 WML and online.

*Programme is subject to change*  

9 am




Prof Katherine O’Donnell and Dr Dervla MacManus, UCD School of Philosophy

9.45 – 10.45

Morning Keynote

Prof Naomi Stead, RMIT, and Justine Clark, University of Melbourne, of the Australian research and advocacy group Parlour


10.45 -11.15


Tea and coffee will be provided

11.15 – 1pm

Session 1: Setting the Context: Women in Built Professions in Ireland and Europe

How We Got Here: the Contribution of Irish Women Architects of the Twentieth Century

Dr Carole Pollard FRIAI


Neoliberal Feminism and Gender Inequity in the Planning and Architecture Professions in Ireland

Authors: Dr Paula Russell, UCD School of APEP, and Dr Sara Honarmand Ebrahimi, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main


ACTION, BENEFITS, CULTURE: Developing tools for a gender balanced architectural practice

Dr Selma Harrington, ACE Taskforce on Women in Architecture

Gender Equity in Irish Architecture: Survey Findings

Dr Dervla MacManus, UCD School of Philosophy

Followed by discussion and questions

Chaired by: Dr Miriam Fitzpatrick, UCD School of APEP

1 – 2.15


Lunch is not provided but there are plenty of places nearby to enjoy.

2.15 – 3.45

Session 2: Equity in Practice
Starting from a Different Position: Architecture, Diversity and Cumulative Inequality

Prof Igea Trioani, Professor of Architecture and Head of Division for Architecture at London South Bank University and Chair of WIA UK

Women Architects’ Careers in the UK, France, Spain, and Lithuania. A Comparative Study.

Dr Elena Navarro Astor, Universitat Politècnica de València

EDI in Engineering: A Review of Women in the Profession

Dr Valerie Caven, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University

Dr Scott Lawley, Associate Professor, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University. Co-authored with Maranda Ridgway, Louise Oldridge, Michaela Edwards, Nadia Kougiannou and Sarah Pass, Nottingham Business School

Followed by discussion & questions

Chaired by Nathalie Weadick, Curator, Lecturer, and former Director of the IAF

3.45 – 4.05


Tea and coffee will be provided

4.05 – 5.20
Session 3: Policy & Education

Archival Activism: Constructing Canonic Omissions

Dr Harriet Harris, Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment, Pratt Institute

There is nothing more Personal than the PRAXXIS political. Feminisms Conversations and more…

Helen Iball, Reader in Architecture, Department Education Lead, Atelier Leader for PRAXXIS, Manchester School of Architecture

Followed by discussion & questions

Chaired by Emma Geoghegan, Head of Architecture at the School of Architecture, Building and Environment, TU Dublin

5.30 – 6.30
Evening Keynote
Gender and the Built Environment: a Framework for Cross-Cultural Understandings

Prof Inés Sanchez de Madariaga, Professor of Urban Planning Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Visiting Scholar at Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Fellow UPM- RCC Harvard, UNESCO Chair on Gender and Chair of AGGI.