Making women in architecture visible—that is the goal of Diversity in Architecture e. V. (DIVIA). Celebrating its debut in 2023, its international award for women architects and urban planners aims to help achieve this goal. Following the announcement of 27 nominees, selected by an international Advisory Board with experts form the six continents, a high-profile jury has chosen the five finalists: May al-Ibrashy, Marta Maccaglia, Noella Nibakuze, Katherine Clarke & Liza Fior and Tosin Oshinowo. Each of them is a pioneer in her field and an embodiment of DIVIA’s philosophy, inspired by trailblazing architect Lina Bo Bardi that “architecture is a social discipline.”


A glimpse into the first DIVIA Award ceremony on 6 May 2023 at ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory in Berlin.

Photos: Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk


DIVIA reception on 19 May 2023 at BERÜHRUNGSPUNKTE, Palazzo Contarini Polignac in Venice.

Photos: Nicanor García 

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