Making Space: Women Make Cities

  • Ewing, S. (Invited speaker)
  • Esther Draycott (Invited speaker)

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Professor Suzanne Ewing and researcher-writer Esther Draycott in conversation
The modern western European city has been shown to be a man-made environment where, for example, women were placed in post-war designed environments - both spatially and in terms of social reality. Visions, discourses and documentation of the European metropolis, urban change, architectural design and city development have resulted in unequal and restricted access, participation and representation. Acknowledging a need for creative and interdisciplinary approaches to construct a more expansive and inclusive account, in this talk Suzanne discusses an ongoing project which aims to build knowledge of the working lives of female architects and other built environment professionals in Scotland (Voices of Experience). Esther takes us into a world of creative, feminist methodologies which have informed her project ‘All Shadows are Alive’, exploring working class spaces and experience in 1970s and 1980s Glasgow. Both projects are underpinned by the specificity of place, whether the site of an architectural design competition or a Glasgow steamie depicted in a photograph.
Period20 Feb 2024
Held atNational Galleries of Scotland
Degree of RecognitionNational