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Until 23 October 2022, the Danish Architecture Center (DAC) in Copenhagen is showing the exhibition "Women in Architecture", highlighting the work of female architects from different perspectives.

The exhibition "Women in Architecture" at the Danish Architecture Center in Copenhagen brings together many missing pieces of the puzzle in the overall picture of Danish architecture: On display are architectures and pioneering interior layouts that had a decisive influence on Denmark's buildings from the 1920s to the 1970s and are internationally known, but whose designers are all too often overlooked. Divided into thematic zones, the exhibition not only takes a look back, but also presents the status quo of the present, which encourages a discussion about equal rights in architecture in general. The curator Sara Hatla Krogsgaard and her team have interviewed a number of female architects on the subject of equality and sexism in architecture: from established minds such as Dorthe Mandrup or Lene Dammand Lund to Livia Urban Swart Haaland or Sofie Lund Michaelsen, who are just finding their way into the profession.

The exhibition was inspired by the ongoing research project "Women in Danish Architecture: A New History of Gender and Practice" at the University of Copenhagen, which investigates the contribution of women to Danish architecture, landscape architecture and planning in the period 1925-1975. A common thread running through the exhibition is also the theme of women's own independent space, which, according to a 1929 essay by the English author and feminist Virginia Woolf, is needed for women to have the opportunity to create significant works. Three international architects, Tatiana Bilbao, Débora Mesa and Siv Helene Stangeland in collaboration with the performance icon Marina Abramovic, have translated this into installations. The scope of their works ranges from exploring the space as a creative refuge, to its function as a source of energy, to its transformation into a walk-in sculpture. "Women in Architecture" thus offers visitors numerous points of reference as well as a platform that conveys the great importance of equality and diversity for the preservation of a diverse architecture. (am)

Women in Architecture

Danish Architecture Center
Bryghuspladsen 10
1473 Copenhagen

Opening hours:

Until 23 October 2022

Monday to Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm
Thursdays: 10 - 21 h

Women in Architecture