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Architektky ENGLISH
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Towards diverse

 architecture.

We are Architektky [Women in Architecture], a platform whose initial impulse is to connect women working in the fields related to built environment. 

 

Gradually, some of our activities have grown. We raise issues related to fair opportunities and diverse needs within the architectural profession.

Our goal is to achieve greater diversity in architectural representation, making architecture more open to diverse approaches and outputs and creating a kind, respectful environment. 

We create a supportive environment for diverse profession paths.

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​Our online FB group Architektky consists of 1500+ members 

On instagram, we have

over 2700 followers

Our misson
Why do we do it?
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Why do we do it?

Our story began with the perceived underrepresentation of women in the architectural scene in education, media and practice. 

In the Czech Republic, women make up 60% of students at architectural faculties. Hundreds of them graduate successfully every year,* however, only 20% of architects in leading positions in studios are women and the same applies for the position of city architects.**

 

In the Czech Republic and around the world, there are a number of structural barriers that make it difficult for parts of the population to develop their talents and enrich society with their work. Through our activities we wish to gradually straighten out this imbalance.

We want architecture as a discipline to be more inclusive, offering an inspiring environment for people with diverse life experiences and varying degrees of privilege. We believe that the more diverse representation we can bring to the field, the better environment we will create not only for ourselves, but for society as a whole.

* Data from study departments of all schools with recognized and related education according to ČKA, Czech Chamber of Architects (2021).

** Data available from the ČKA website and from the websites of schools with recognized and related education according to ČKA (2021).

Media and news
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Media and news

Architektky on UMPRUM Online
 
Summary text about our activities on UMPRUM Online, a web magazine of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague.

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Architektky at Bratislava City Gallery
 
We prepared an installation with inspiring answers to the question "How do you imagine a (more) feminist architectural practice?" with answers from 20 women architects from 5 countries. The installation is part of the exhibition Liberated Space: care - architecture - feminism at Bratislava City Gallery.

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Architektky on ForUM Magazine
 
Interview for the web magazine of the Prague City Gallery was a good opportunity to look back at the last four years of Architektky and to share our visions for the future.

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Architektky in A2larm podcast
 
In May, Prague gallery VI PER opened our exhibition TRUTH X CARE: How is life for children and parents in Prague? In addition to Alžběta and Adéla, the authors interdisciplinary team also included Klára Brůhová, Karin Hoření and Jakub Plachý. 

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Architektky on Czechdesign.cz 

How have we moved forward in the past few years as an organization and what are the most pressing issues for us within the industry? Interview with Adéla Vavříková and Alžběta Brůhová for Czechdesign.  

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About Architektky in Bourání,  Radio Wave
 
Alžběta and Klára Brůhová talked to Karolína Vránková about women in architecture not only from a contemporary but also from a historical perspective. Where do women disappear, what can we do about it, and what role does biological or symbolic sisterhood play in architecture?
 
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Architektky in Forbes
 
Forbes magazine has selected  Architektky as one of 7 inspirational professional communities focused on women. We are in company of Femme Palette, Ženy v právu, Ženy v byznysu, Holky z marketingu, Minerva 21 and Ženy s.r.o.

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Architektky among #grlpwr communities
 
Founder of Holky z marketingu Pavlína Louženská chose Architektky for LMC magazine as one of 7 women professional communitites which will give you a helping hand.

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Architektky in Karel Janeček's accelerator
 
We were given the opportunity to participate as one of 10 teams in this year's 3-2-1 dílna social business accelerator, which is sponsored by the Karel Janeček Foundation. We were selected from 66 submitted projects!

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Architektky in Živé mesto podcast
 
In the podcast Živé mesto of Radio FM of the Slovak Radio, we talked about women in architecture and compared experiences from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and around the world.

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Architektky as panelists at the US Embassy

We participated as panelists in the discussion Women in architecture organized by the American Center at the US Embassy Prague. We debated with Amy Hetletvedt, Anna Švarc and Regina Loukotová.

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Architektky as curators of ERA21 magazine
 
We curated the issue 03/2020 of the architectural magazine ERA21 with the subtitle Soil of Architecture. We focused on the working conditions of young architects and the opportunities they have after graduation.

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Events

Past events (selection):

Education:

Mgr. Alžběta Protivanská - Work-life balanc in architecture

Mgr. Magdalena Čevelová - How to prize my work well?

Mgr. Iva Javorská, LL.M. - About conctracts and authorship

Mgr. Alice Červinková - How to built my body?

Mentoring:

...with Mgr. arch. Gabriela Kaprálová (ASGK Design)

...with Ing. arch. Alžběta Vrabcová (DMAE Architects)

...with MgA. Kateřina Šedá (Architect of year 2017)

...with Ing. arch. Regina Loukotová, PhD. (ARCHIP)

Discussion:

...about working conditions with architect Josef Pleskot and lawyer Šárka Homfray

...about mental health in architectural profession – with many guests from different fields

Events
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Surveys
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Surveys

Architektky initiate surveys on the state of the architectural profession and education. In cooperation with an interdisciplinary team with sociologist Terezie Lokšová, researcher Eliška Pomyjová and architect Jakub Kopecký, we created a survey Working conditions of young architects.

We also open polls on our instagram account on sensitive topics such as leaving the profession, stories of abuse of power or wages in the architectural profession. For now, all the surveys are in Czech language only. We thank all contributors for their trust. 

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