Women in Architecture


    • June 16, 2023
    • Festival heart - Maassilo
    • Maashaven Zuidzijde Rotterdam

On Friday afternoon 16 June nai010 is organising a symposium at the festival heart of the Rotterdam Architecture Month. The symposium celebrates the launch of Women in Architecture, the first publication of the project ‘Documents and Histories: a series publications and events in which missing voices within architecture are highlighted.

The publication Women in Architecture encourages a new way of looking, researching and discussing. The symposium includes lectures, panel discussions and interactive discussion sessions with the audience.

About the Symposium
Catja Edens will provide the introductory lecture. She will explore the invisibility of women in history through the concept of authorship and discusses how those gaps continue to the present day. This is followed by a panel discussion with amongst others Indira van ‘t Klooster, Lidewij Tummers and María Novas Ferradás, on the historical context in which women architects operated, what challenges they faced and how certain difficulties remain unsolved. A second panel discussion elaborates on the contemporary issues for a multi-voiced architectural sector with Setareh Noorani, Lara Schijver, Saskia van Stein and Jolijn Valk. After the panels, the audience is invited to share knowledge, their own experiences and suggestions for a more diverse architecture sector, providing content for the next publication.

Language: Dutch
Entrance: €15,00 (regular), €7,50 (student)

More info and tickets

Made possible by: AIR, Nieuwe Instituut, Arcam, Stimuleringsfonds, M.A.O.C. Gravin van Bylandt Stichting, Hendrik Mullerfonds, Van Eesteren-Fluck & Van Lohuizen Stichting, Abe Bonnema Stichting


  • 13:00 - 13:30


  • 13:30 - 15:15

    Introductie & Panelgesprekken
    Introductie Catja Edens onder moderatie van Gabriella Adèr
    Panelgesprek met Indira van ’t Klooster, Lidewij Tummers, María Novas Ferradás
    Panelgesprek met Setareh Noorani, Lara Schrijver, Saskia van Stein en Jolijn Valk

  • 15:15 - 15:45


  • 15:45 - 17:00

    Break-out’s o.l.v. een tafelvoorzitter

  • 17:00 - 17:30


  • 17:30 - 18:30