“I am not a female architect. I am an architect. When we talk about gender, we tend to talk about women. Men do not really have a gender. They are just… neutral. Non-gender. That is why you do not recognise the term “male architect.” It just goes without saying.” Dorte Mandrup
I am constitutionally opposed to the idea of ‘Women’s History Month’ or ‘International Women’s Day.’ Women contribute to our world in innumerable ways every single day of the year and deserve to be recognized for their work all the time, not just on a specific day or in a specific month.
That said, I’ve used the spotlight on women this month to celebrate artists, designers, sculptors, and architects who have made enormous contributions to their fields. Even as this Women’s History Month comes to a close, I will continue to uplift and bring awareness to the ways great women have molded and continue to develop the arts.