Inspiring Role Models for a Younger Generation of Women Architects.
Making women in architecture visible – that is the goal of Diversity in Architecture e.V. (DIVIA). Celebrating its debut in 2023, its international award for women architects and urban planners aims to help achieve this goal. Following the announcement of 27 nominees, selected by an international Advisory Board with experts from the six continents, a high-profile jury has chosen the five finalists: May al-Ibrashy (Africa), Katherine Clarke & Liza Fior (Europe), Marta Maccaglia (South America), Tosin Oshinowo (Africa) and Noella Nibakuze (Africa). Each of them a pioneer in her field and an embodiment of DIVIA’s philosophy, inspired by trailblazing architect Lina Bo Bardi that “architecture is a social discipline”, this catalogue retraces their paths and portrays their work. In conversation with them we learn about what drives them, the obstacles they face(d) along the way, and the opportunities that lie in female leadership.This publication is a tribute to their cultural engagement, ethics, and deep sense of community-it is a recognition of their efforts to create environments that positively affect others and celebrates them as role models for the next generation of female architects.