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    PETITION: Recognize Denise Scott Brown for her work in Robert Venturi's 1991 Prize

    Lian Chikako Chang Apr 1 '13 0

    Hi Archinect,

    You might have seen that Denise Scott Brown has asked to be recognized by the Pritzker committee. As Dezeen reports,

    "At the time the prize was awarded, Scott Brown had been a partner at the couple's practice Venturi Scott Brown and Associates for 22 years and had co-authored with Venturi the seminal 1970s text Learning From Las Vegas, which celebrated the garish iconography of the city's sprawling strip and confirmed the pair as leading theorists of postmodernism."

    Denise Scott Brown is quoted there as saying:

    "There are as many women as men in the early stages of architectural practice, but as they move up the ladder, the glass ceiling really hits."

    "I say to young women today, don’t cast out your feminist awareness. When the glass ceiling hits you, you will think it is your fault unless you know a bit about feminism, and it will destroy you."

    Some of my GSD colleagues, headed up by Arielle Assouline-Lichten, have started a petition at change.org to support the notion that, in the case of Denise Scott Brown, equal work should mean equal recognition. As of this posting, we're at 1492 supporters, so add your voice!

    Thank you for reading and please consider signing the petition!

    Lian

     

     
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