2023 International Women’s Day

For this year’s International Women’s Day, the Decibel Architecture team gathered over breakfast bagels and coffee to share stories of the inspirational women who have influenced us in our professional lives. This resulted in a varied collection of articles, lectures and podcasts across art, architecture, writing and cultural criticism. Check out our ever-growing list below:

Patrice Gordon and Reverse Mentorship
How reverse mentorship can help create better leaders | TED Talk
‘Reverse mentorship’: How young workers are teaching bosses – BBC Worklife

Elsie Owusu and Diversity in Architecture
Elsie Owusu: Architecture: Why Diversity Matters | TED Talk

Yayoi Kusama
BOMB Magazine | Yayoi Kusama
Yayoi Kusama | MoMA

Denise Scott Brown – Sexism and the Star System
Snubbed, cheated, erased: the scandal of architecture’s invisible women | Architecture | The Guardian
Room at the Top? Sexism and the Star System in Architecture | MAS Context 

Women reinventing themselves after 50
Changing channels: Stories of women reinventing themselves after 50 – Washington Post

Diane Brand – Architect to Dean
Diane Brand: childhood home a catalyst for a career – The University of Auckland

Zaha Hadid
Zaha Hadid: ‘Being an Arab and a woman is a double-edged sword’ | Women | The Guardian

Zaha Hadid: creator of ambitious wonders – and a fair share of blunders | Zaha Hadid | The Guardian

Donna Haraway 
Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene by Donna Haraway | Review (sydneyreviewofbooks.com)

Louise Bourgeois
Louise Bourgeois – the reluctant hero of feminist art | Women | The Guardian

Nika Zupanc
Designer Nika Zupanc imbues her work with a feminist spirit – The Globe and Mail

Alison Brooks
Dulux Dean’s Lecture Series 2018: Alison Brooks (unimelb.edu.au)

Interview: Alison Brooks talks career beginnings, award-winning works and design ideals (unimelb.edu.au)

Nicole Kalms
What does the ‘new normal’ look like for women’s safety in cities? (theconversation.com)

Who’s Afraid of Public Space? Think Tank #4: Movement of people & safety in public | MPavilion 2021

Glennon Doyle
Unlocking Us with Brené Brown – Glennon Doyle and Brené on Untamed. MAR 24, 2020 – Bing video


Celebrating accomplished, strong, powerful, admirable, talented, diligent, extraordinary women.