Article Collection

Finnish Architectural Review celebrates International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March, we collected articles that have offered viewpoints on women and architecture or feminism in our publication during the recent years. The articles are openly accessible. 

→ “The Changing Careers of Women Architects” (ARK 2/2017)

Pirkko Liisa Schulman traces the history of women architects in Finland. Architecta, an association for women architects, was founded in the 1940s.

Elsi Naemi Borg (1893-1958)

→ ”Gendered Perspectives on Architectural Practice” (ARK 2/2019) 

In the beginning of 2018, Hanna Tyvelä examined the way we talk about the work of women architects. “The big names have garnered plaudits at the expense of of others, and the work of women architects in particular has ended up being grossly overlooked”, she writes. 

→  “Architect, Entrepreneur, Woman” (ARK 2/2017)

In 2017, four Finnish female architects, Miia-Liina Tommila, Jenni Reuter, Pia Ilonen ja Kirsti Sivén, discussed their work and ideals in an interview curated by Elina Koivisto. Has anything changed in three years? 

→ ”Feminism as an Instrument” (ARK 2/2017)

In 2017, Marja Rautaharju discussed the benefits of feminism as a design tool for taking into account different users and their needs.