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On Gender, Genius, and Denise Scott Brown

On Gender, Genius, and Denise Scott Brown
On Gender, Genius, and Denise Scott Brown, Denise Scott Brown outside Las Vegas in 1966; photograph from the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. Image © Frank Hanswijk
Denise Scott Brown outside Las Vegas in 1966; photograph from the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. Image © Frank Hanswijk

"In the 10 years I’ve been running my architectural practice, I [...] have gotten accustomed to people assuming that my male employees — whether younger or older — are the lead architects who will be making final decisions. Yet this time a lingering frustration colored the rest of my day, a sense that while feminism has made significant progress on a conscious level, little change has trickled down into the unconscious of our culture." Check out the rest of Esther Sperber's column for Lilith, in which she details the past travails of female architects (particularly Denise Scott Brown's), and their future mission, here.

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Cite: Katherine Allen. "On Gender, Genius, and Denise Scott Brown" 02 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/444021/on-gender-genius-and-denise-scott-brown/> ISSN 0719-8884
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