According to a recent American study, sexism and racism are so widespread in architecture that there is a distaste for these topics within the branch itself. What are the reasons for this exclusionary working culture? Even in Germany, most architecture graduates since the turn of the millennium have been female—but a large number of conventions and assumptions within the discipline make it difficult for women to remain in the profession. As a result, a great deal of highly trained talent is lost. Black Turtleneck, Round Glasses uses an intersectional feminist perspective to examine the structural causes that push women—and anyone else who isn’t a white cis man—out of the field. How can architectural teaching and discourse, as well as the industry’s self-image, become more diverse? Where are the experiences of a pluralistic society missing from the built environment? How can we bring about cultural change in planning and architecture?
Museum Angewandte Kunst Schaumainkai 17 60594 Frankfurt am Main
The International Highrise Award 2022/23 presents a selection of current highrise buildings from all over the world according to the following criteria: future-oriented design, functionality, innovative building technology, integration into the urban fabric, sustainability, and economic feasibility. This year, 34 projects from 13 countries were nominated for the International Highrise Award. The exhibition presents all nominated buildings. The winner, announced at the award ceremony in Frankfurt‘s Paulskirche in early November 2022, will be documented in the show together with the finalists and the nominees by means of models, large-scale photos, drawings, texts and films.
The IHA 2022/23 finalists at a glance
Vancouver House, Vancouver, Canada Architects: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, Copenhagen, Denmark / New York NY, USA
TrIIIple Towers, Vienna, Austria Architects: Henke Schreieck Architekten, Vienna, Austria
The Bryant, New York NY, USA Architects: David Chipperfield Architects, London, UK
Singapore State Courts, Singapore Architects: Serie Architects, London, UK + Multiply Architects with CPG Consultants, Singapore
Quay Quarter Tower, Sydney, Australia Architects: 3XN, Copenhagen, Denmark