A Seat at the Table
It is well known that the profession of architecture is still largely a man’s world. But its educational institutions appear to be in better shape: today, male and female architecture students graduate at equal rates. Still, despite this hopeful statistic, there are many subtle ways in which architecture schools remain far from inclusive.
In July 2018, Equality in Design, a student group at the Yale School of Architecture, sent two surveys to approximately 86 schools around the world, seeking to assess the educational climate of architecture and its ability to provide an equitable experience to its students, regardless of their gender identification. The results trickled in over the course of the next few months, reaching a total of 779 responses. Experiences of students continents apart started to form common threads, while others offered divergent opinions. The results are on the wall.
The exhibition is designed not to provide conclusions, but to make space for longer conversations. We invite you to add your questions, comments, and experiences wherever you wish. The gallery presents information from the survey and external sources, but will only truly be animated by the thoughts and opinions of the people that visit.
Welcome. Have a seat.