Venice, September 2021
17th Biennale Architettura: Diversity in Architecture e.V. + International Award for Women Architects

“Diversity in Architecture”, a non-profit organization founded in June 2021 in Berlin, announces on the occasion of the 17th Biennale Architettura in Venice, the creation of an international award for women architects.

During the book launch of WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE at the invitation of Fondazione Berengo, Venice, in the presence of the editor Ursula Schwitalla with her co-authors Odile Decq, Sol Camacho and Dirk Boll, the initiators of this new international award for women Dr. Ursula Schwitalla (art historian) and Christiane Fath (architect) explained the objective of this initiative: “The aim is to support actively a greater gender balance between architects and to show and appreciate role models for the younger generation of women architects. The platform Diversity in Architecture will strengthen the visibility of women architects and foster synergies among each other.”

Before starting the nomination process by the jury in 2022 Diversity in Architecture is looking for members of the association.

Application forms can be found under (become a) Member

Founder News DIVIA
Odile Decq, Ursula Schwitalla, Christiane Fath, Dirk Boll
v.l., @DIVIA

A new NPO has been founded on the 10th of June 2021

The founding members have established the rules of association of Diversity In Architecture. The former registrtion has been made in July and in August the tax authorities have confirmed the tax privilege as a non profit organisation.
With Diversity In Architecture we have established a platform for an award dedicated to Women In Architecture. Our objective is to enhance visibility, equality and showing role models for Women Architects“.

Ursula Schwitalla and Christiane Fath announced the Beginning of this journey at the Festival Women In Architecture in Summer 2021 in Berlin.

Marc Kimmich, Ursula Schwitalla, Christiane Fath, Jens Poll
An den Bildschirmen: Odile Decq, Sol Camacho, Anna Heringer, Dirk Boll, Angelika Fitz
v.l., © MS