Could Goldiblox Get Girls Into Architecture?

TechCrunch reported today that GoldieBlox, the startup that created “GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine," a girl-oriented alternative to LEGO, has struck its first nationwide distribution deal with Toys ‘R’ Us. Responding on twitter, the Harvard GSD (@HarvardGSDExecED) asked its followers: could GoldieBlox be one of the answers to encouraging women to enter the architecture and engineering professions? The response from Tabitha Ponte (@tcpg) became an interesting exchange - check it out, after the break...

What do you think? Are initiatives like GoldieBlox, which encourage girls to enjoy engineering early on, important for improving gender inclusion in the A&E professions? Let us know in the comments below!

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Cite: Vanessa Quirk. "Could Goldiblox Get Girls Into Architecture? " 04 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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