On 28 April, for the cycle “Paradigma. Il tavolo dell’architetto”, the ground floor loggia of the Museo Novecento in Florence will host the opening of GENDER GAP, curated by Laura Andreini, a gallery featuring the projects and maquettes of 20 international female architects: Carmen Andriani, Sandy Attia, Cristina Celestino, Izaskun Chinchilla, Maria Claudia Clemente, Isotta Cortesi, Liz Diller, Lina Ghothmeh, Carla Juaçaba, Fuesanta Nieto, Simona Ottieri, Carme Pigem, Guendalina Salimei, Marella Santangelo, Maria Alessandra Segantini, Benedetta Tagliabue, Monica Tricario, Patricia Viel, Paola Viganò and Laura Andreini herself. The exhibition offers a reflection on the professional figure of women in the world of architecture, starting from a city like Florence, marked by the figures of great architects from the 14th to the 20th century. In 2004 Zaha Hadid declared that it was “very, very difficult for women to stand out in the field of architecture, which is still dominated by men”. And in one of her last interviews, Cini-Boeri also stated that when she started working, women graduates in architecture were not even considered architects. And even today, a long way still has to be done. At the moment,” says exhibition curator Laura Andreini, “gender inequality exists in our sector, as in all others. We have to take note of it and identify strategies to overcome it’ (until 10 October 2021).

Link to Laura Andreini’s interview on Rai News