There is a clear disparity in the number of men against women when it comes to practising designers – especially architects. While in schools of architecture, there is a pattern of more women studying architecture and interior design, there are more men who register and practice.
Design media on the other hand visibly has more women driving it. What happens then when work is discussed in media? What happens in jury rooms for prestigious awards and prizes? How does media see a practice driven by a man-woman team? How are practices driven by women looked at?
Will we see more women-led practices in the future?
Will media credit women as much as men in a partnership?
Will awards and prizes be truly objective?
Will we get back the unstable 33% in the education-practice equation?…and the bottomline of it all:
Can we see the merit of work in what it represents? or is objective judgement impossible?