As users of ArchDaily demonstrate certain affinities and greater interest in particular subjects, these topics emerged as trends. Gender Equality is one of the trends that will influence urban and architectural discussion in 2019.
Architecture is inextricably linked to the social and political contexts in which it resides. As women’s representation and rights grow stronger in public debate, searches linked to Gender Equality (+128% YoY) and Women in Architecture (+70%) have increased considerably throughout 2018 on ArchDaily.
The following table further illustrates Foster + Partners gender distribution:
Last year, Foster + Partners, one of the largest architecture firms in the world, released their Gender Pay Gap Report, becoming one of the first firms to do so. The report revealed significant under-representation of women at a senior level, resulting in a pay gap across the firm. It also outlined a commitment to gender diversity at all levels of management.
The discussion of Gender in recent years has openly incorporated the concept of gender identity (+95% YoY). This topic has also become relevant in the field of architecture, with an increase in the amount of ArchDaily searches for the term Transgender. With a greater interest in representation and gender identity, we could be seeing more inclusive architecture and design in 2019, and years to come.
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