Archinect - News 2017-08-21T15:57:12-04:00 NYC becomes first city to provide free tampons and pads in public schools, prisons, and shelters Nicholas Korody 2016-06-23T14:19:00-04:00 >2016-07-02T00:16:37-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Today, the New York City Council unanimously&nbsp;passed a set of bills requiring free menstrual-hygiene products in public schools, prisons, and shelters, making it&nbsp;the first city in the nation to pass so-called "menstrual equity" legislation.&nbsp;The city will budget for tampons and pads just like it does for toilet paper and hand soap.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Tampons and pads are not currently covered by public-assistance programs and some school-aged girls stay home or use products longer than they should when they get their periods. Women in prisons face rationing and degrading treatment from corrections officers."</em></p><p>For more public health-related news, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Billions exposed to dangerous air as pollution grows at alarming rates around the world</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The designers reinventing a visit to Planned Parenthood</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sick people in Scandinavia can check into these "patient hotels" as hospital alternatives</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mapping transgender-friendly bathrooms in hostile North Carolina</a></li></ul> Why International Women's Day matters (for architects) Nicholas Korody 2016-03-08T15:45:00-05:00 >2016-03-09T02:16:11-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="1008" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>You&rsquo;ve probably heard that today is International Women&rsquo;s Day. But what exactly is it? And why is it important?</p><p>For many in the global West, the significance of March 8th is probably a lot less familiar than, say, Mother&rsquo;s Day. In fact, the holidays originated around the same time, during the early 20th century, at the nascence of struggles for equal rights and suffrage. But unlike Mother&rsquo;s Day, International Women&rsquo;s Day has always been explicitly political: a day to both celebrate women and to fight for emancipation.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>A <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first iteration</a> of Women&rsquo;s Day was organized by the Socialist Party of America in 1909, but its international observance began properly in 1911 with large protests throughout Europe, albeit on different days in the different cities. In 1914, International Women&rsquo;s Day was held for the first time on March 8. Sylvia Plankhurst, the great British suffragette, was arrested in front of Charing Cross on her way to deliver a speech at Trafalgar Square.</p><p>Then, on March 8, 1917, R...</p> Results from The Architectural Review's 2016 Women in Architecture Survey are... not heartening Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-01T13:21:00-05:00 >2016-03-01T13:40:49-05:00 <img src="" width="600" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One in five women worldwide say they would not encourage a woman to start a career in architecture [...] dissatisfaction among women is lower in practices where a significant proportion of management are women, and in practices with regular career development reviews and/or mentoring schemes, with mentoring the better of the two. [...] Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of women worldwide say they have experienced sexual discrimination, harassment or victimisation during their career</p></em><br /><br /><p>Sigh. For more data on women in architecture, check out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Salary Poll</a>.</p><p>Other related news:</p><ul><li><a title="Women in Architecture Awards recognize Odile Decq and Julia Peyton-Jones" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Women in Architecture Awards recognize Odile Decq and Julia Peyton-Jones</a></li><li><a title="Un-Forgetting Influential Voices: Women in Architecture #wikiD Writing Workshop" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Un-Forgetting Influential Voices: Women in Architecture #wikiD Writing Workshop</a></li><li><a title="Zaha Hadid announced as winner of 2016 Royal Gold Medal" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid announced as winner of 2016 Royal Gold Medal</a></li><li><a title="Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture</a></li><li><a title="How Women Are Climbing Architecture's Career Ladder" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Women Are Climbing Architecture's Career Ladder</a></li></ul> Crowded skies: Sunlight as the new amenity for the super rich Alexander Walter 2015-05-14T18:37:00-04:00 >2015-05-18T20:48:24-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] shadows even turn light into another medium of inequality. Light becomes a resource that can be bought by the wealthy, eclipsed for the poor. [...] multimillion-dollar apartments in the sky will darken parts of the park a mile away. Enjoyment of the park in the park &ndash; a notably free activity in a high-cost city &ndash; will be dimmed a little to give billionaires views of it from above.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Welcome to the permanent dusk: Sunlight in cities is an endangered species</a></p> Editor's Picks #309 Nam Henderson 2013-04-02T11:00:00-04:00 >2013-04-07T15:27:50-04:00 <img src="" width="600" height="841" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect was excited to announce a competition we're co-hosting with Designer Pages and the LA Film Festival. This competition seeks proposals for the interior design/layout of the VIP Director's Lounge for this year's LA Film Festival</a>. The winner will have their design executed, with a cash prize and an "Industry Badge" pass to the LA Film Festival in June. The winner's designs will also be on display in the director's lounge throughout the festival.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>News</strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><br> The Architect&rsquo;s Journal reported that Denise Scott Brown has called for her role in Robert Venturi&rsquo;s 1991 win to be acknowledged retrospectively as a salute to "<em>the notion of joint creativity</em><em>"</em> and retrospectively acknowledge her role in Robert Venturi&rsquo;s 1991 Pritzker Prize during an AJ Women in Architecture luncheon in late March</a>. Since, nearly 2,000 advocates have passionately rallied in Brown&rsquo;s support by signing an online petition created by Harvard&rsquo;s GSD Woman in Design Group. Among the signatures include architects Zaha...</p> Santa Barbara Architectural Board of Review Majority Abstains from Chick-fil-A Vote Archinect 2012-08-10T11:40:00-04:00 >2012-08-13T22:28:08-04:00 <img src="" width="630" height="473" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The project received approval from the Architectural Board of Review (ABR) last year, but this week, with the plan returning for final sign-off on some late-hour landscaping tweaks, the board majority, for what appeared to be political reasons stemming from the gay-marriage flap, opted to abstain from voting on Monday.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Helene Schneider, the mayor of SB, and a proponent of marriage rights, says <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chick-fil-A&rsquo;s Architectural Approval Shouldn&rsquo;t Hinge on Owner&rsquo;s Politics</a>.</p>