It was a very intensive exchange of practical professional and personal experiences, of project findings and ideas for approaches to gender equality. A summary of important points and first YesWePlan! project findings was submitted to Ms Schneider after the meeting:
The participating women Architects and Civil Engineers agree: “This form of dialogue was very inspiring and thought provoking and an excellent way to transport experiences from profession to politics and vice versa!”
A digital projection of the works and designs of Austrian female Architects and Engineers in public places – This Exhibition is currently shown in the city of Klagenfurt: The aim of the exhibition, which originally was shown as a real live exhibition in several places in and outside of Austria and was then digitalized is raising the visibility of female professional excellence in Architecture and Engineering. It was initiated by the Committee of Female Architects and Engineers in the BKZT and will be displayed as a best practice example in the YesWePlan! Project.
The spanish organisation Nuestras Arquitectas have launched a photo contest to help raising awareness and recognition on the contribution of women architects in order to disseminate and socialize the architectural works produced by women to our society. See the Link to find out more.
The YesWePlan! Flyers have been printed and were already distributed at the event “ZTinnen Tage” in Linz, where Austrian female Architects and Engineering Consultants came together for lectures and networking.
The first visible results of the projects are available. The country reports give an insight into the legal and practical framework of the professions of Architects and Civil Engineers and of general aspects of gender equality in each partner country.
They build the first part of the so-called “Compendium 4 in 1” that will combine the project results at a view (1. Country Reports / 2. Best Practice Examples / 3. Career Tracker / 4. Strategic Considerations and Policy Recommendations).
Click here to be forwarded to the Country Reports:
Visit the slider at the starting page of the YesWePlan! Website and you will find examples of female professional excellence in the field of Architecture and Civil Engineering from the project partner countries (work in progress). Click through and enjoy!
Haste makes waste: After a long discussion process the project partners decided on a logo for the project. The requirement was a good design making women planners visible and transporting the message of the project without being too obvious. The chosen logo was done in Slovenia by Gigodesign.
The first project partner meeting took place in Ljubljana from 6 to 8 November 2019. Project details were further defined and administrative procedures clarified. Participants also visited best practise examples such as the Plečnik house that was renovated in 2013 by ARREA Architecture led by female architect Maruša Zorec. Her office is one of the famous architects’ offices in Slovenia.