1st International Conference "Modernistki. Gender Issues in Art, Architecture and Urban Planning"

The conference was held on March 11–12, 2016, at the Zabolotny State Scientific Library of Architecture and Construction (Kyiv, Ukraine).

The interdisciplinary conference aims at attracting attention to gender issues and researching the women’s role and input into the development of architecture, art, and urban planning in the age of modernism. Another goal we set by organizing the conference is stimulating active reciprocal exchange of experience in resolving problems related to gender-based spatial discrimination, and assuring women’s rights for urban space. We encourage scholars, activists, students, professors, and other people involved in architectural development and urban planning.

The conference program consisted of the following:

  • Section 1: Woman in Professional Architecture and Art. History
  • Section 2: Woman in Architectural Space. Practice
  • Round Table: Women in Contemporary Ukrainian Architecture

The conference participants were experts and researchers of history of architecture, urban planning and feminism: Halyna Voitsekhivska (Ukraine), Alex Bykov (Ukraine), Olena Maznichenko (Ukraine), Lev Schevchenko (Ukraine), Olga Kazakova (Russia), Zhenya Molyar (Ukraine), Starlight Vattano (Italy), Hanneke Oosterhof (Netherlands), Michal Pszczolkowski (Poland), Olga Mykhaylyshyn (Ukraine), Marta Vasevych (Ukraine), Svitlana Shlipchenko (Ukraine), Ievgeniia Gubkina (Ukraine), Olena Mokrousova (Ukraine), Nadia Plungian (Russia), Kateryna Goncharova (Ukraine), Milota Sidorova (Czech Republic), Marion Roberts (UK), Elena Vacchelli (UK), Uliana Bychenkova and Sasha Talaver (Russia), Darya Ozhyhanova and Anna Pomazanna (Ukraine), Maria Zamelan (Ukraine), Tetiana Fesenko (Ukraine), Alina Kurlovych (Ukraine).

Organizers: NGO Urban Forms Center and Heinrich Boell Foundation’s Office in Ukraine.