I AM AN ARCHITECT Gender and Professional Identity in Irish Architecture - Open House Dublin 2024

I AM AN ARCHITECT Gender and Professional Identity in Irish Architecture

Irish Architectural Archive, Merrion Square East, Dublin 2

Dates & Times
  • Friday 13th October:
  • 1:15pm – 2pm
Tour type
  • Open House Extra
  • Talks & Debates

Join us at the Irish Architectural Archive for I AM AN ARCHITECT

In this talk, Dr Dervla MacManus will present some of the preliminary findings of this ongoing research project and reflect on the intersection of gender identity and professional identity in the context of the architectural profession and its history in Ireland.

The Irish Architecture Career Tracker Survey launched in March 2023 and received over 680 responses. Part of the Gender Equity in Irish Architecture research project, it asked female participants the extent to which they agreed with the statement ‘The term ‘woman in architecture’ is an important reflection of who I am professionally’. Preliminary results show that overall, only 40% agreed with the statement. When asked the follow up question ‘What term, if any, would you prefer?’ of those who disagreed with the statement, the most popular response was simply ‘architect’. Respondents were also asked ‘How important is being a woman/man to the way you think about your career?’. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the results for men and women are the inverse of one another.

Drop into the Irish Architectural Archive for this talk on Friday 13 October at 1.15pm.

No booking is required but please arrive on time.


Accessibility Information

The front door is reached by 3 stone steps from the pavement to a landing, and then 1 further step at the front door. Beyond the front door is a lobby with glass door boundaries. From here you can gain access by ringing the intercom bell marked IAA, which is reached at a height of c. 150cm.

If you are a wheelchair user, or find steps problematic, we recommend entering the Archive building from Stephen’s Place, which runs parallel to the rear of Merrion Square East, and is reached from Mount Street Upper or Lower. When you arrive at the IAA back gate, call the Archive at +353 1 663 3040 and the gate will be opened for you. You can enter the building directly from the car park through the back door.

It is recommended that you e-mail info@iarc.ie or phone +353 1 663 3040 in advance to let themknow if you’d like to use the back entrance or disabled parking space, so they can be available to open the gates when you arrive.

Wheelchair accessible
Accessible Toilets
Assistance Dogs welcome


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