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Erandi de Silva on Room at the Top
15 June, 2021
Originally penned in 1975 and held from publication for fear of a ‘hostile reception’, this article is an honest and important record of architect Denise Scott Brown’s encounters with misogyny as a professional. Even today, despite the progress made by multiple waves of feminism and the more recent #MeToo movement, women still have a distance to go to achieve equitable treatment in the architecture profession. She writes: ‘these experiences have caused me to fight, suffer doubt and confusion, and expend too much energy’—sadly, Scott Brown’s descriptions still resonate.