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Women in Architecture

MMU Special Collections
Sir Kenneth Green Library (3rd Floor)
Manchester Metropolitan University
All Saints Campus
Oxford Road
M13 9PL

Wonder Women, the celebration of women’s art, culture, film, sport, history, music and much more, returns to the city that gave rise to the suffragette movement. From 1–31 March, many of the city’s museums and galleries, as well as other public institutions, will be staging events that celebrate female creativity and ingenuity, commemorate the suffragette movement – and ask just how far feminism has come since women first began campaigning for the right to vote 100 years ago.

Following on from last year’s sell-out Women in Print event, this year MMU Special Collections will be hosting a special Women in Architecture event. Looking at women in architecture from historical and contemporary perspectives, the event will feature a series of short discussions with academics and practitioners including:

  • Simone Ridyard (Chair), Senior Lecturer, Manchester School of Art
  • Helen Trott, Partner, Simpson Haugh and Partners
  • Sally Stone, Programme Leader (MArch Architecture), Manchester School of Architecture
  • Vicky Jolley, Senior Lecturer, Manchester School of Architecture

There will also be presentations from Laura Guy on Jane Drew (1911–1996) and her collaborations with artists and Lucy Biddle will talk about the poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979) who lived in a striking modernist house in the hills outside of Petropolis, Brazil, with the self-trained architect Lota de Macedo Soares.

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  • Knowledge Hub,
    Manchester Metropolitan University
    Business School,
    All Saints Campus,
    Oxford Road,
    Manchester, M15 6BH,
    United Kingdom

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