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Charlotte Malterre-Barthes, Dubravka Sekulić

Kochstrasse 16, Zürich, Switzerland
Charlotte Malterre-Barthes and Dubravka Sekulić are founding members of the Parity Group—a grassroots association committed to improving gender equality and diversity in architecture. Malterre-Barthes is guest professor at TU-Berlin, directs the MAS Urban Design at the Chair of Marc Angélil since 2014. She holds a PhD from ETHZ on ‘Food Territories.’ Sekulić is an assistant professor at the IZK, TU Graz and a PhD fellow at the Department of Architecture, ETHZ.

Curriculum Revolution


Bringing Intersectionality to Architecture School

Curriculum Revolution


Bringing Intersectionality to Architecture School
“Curriculum Revolution” calls for a complete makeover for the architecture school and its curricula toward a fairer future of the discipline.
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  • Systemic changes

Generations of students have gone through architecture studies encountering during this time perhaps two or three female architects and even fewer architects from diverse socio-political origins as references. Unaware educators have only served over and over again the same slides, the same icons, the same architectural references without contextualizing nor questioning the power structures that have heralded some while sidelining others—negating questions of gender, race, and class in their choices. We believe teaching should be based on inclusive pedagogical strategies and references. We propose an overall assessment of the current state of the curriculum across all architecture schools in Europe—and globally. This could lead to a productive conversation to help educators in sharpening their own tools, questioning age-old references—probably breaking some idols in the way— while also developing concrete strategies for implementing positive change in architectural education everywhere.

Curriculum Revolution


Bringing Intersectionality to Architecture School

Curriculum Revolution


Bringing Intersectionality to Architecture School
“Curriculum Revolution” calls for a complete makeover for the architecture school and its curricula toward a fairer future of the discipline.
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Generations of students have gone through architecture studies encountering during this time perhaps two or three female architects and even fewer architects from diverse socio-political origins as references. Unaware educators have only served over and over again the same slides, the same icons, the same architectural references without contextualizing nor questioning the power structures that have heralded some while sidelining others—negating questions of gender, race, and class in their choices. We believe teaching should be based on inclusive pedagogical strategies and references. We propose an overall assessment of the current state of the curriculum across all architecture schools in Europe—and globally. This could lead to a productive conversation to help educators in sharpening their own tools, questioning age-old references—probably breaking some idols in the way— while also developing concrete strategies for implementing positive change in architectural education everywhere.


Idea by

Charlotte Malterre-Barthes, Dubravka Sekulić
Kochstrasse 16
Zürich
Switzerland
Charlotte Malterre-Barthes and Dubravka Sekulić are founding members of the Parity Group—a grassroots association committed to improving gender equality and diversity in architecture. Malterre-Barthes is guest professor at TU-Berlin, directs the MAS Urban Design at the Chair of Marc Angélil since 2014. She holds a PhD from ETHZ on ‘Food Territories.’ Sekulić is an assistant professor at the IZK, TU Graz and a PhD fellow at the Department of Architecture, ETHZ.