At the Venice Biennale this year, Caroline James has taken initiative to highlight the voices of women in architecture.
An online video project released last week, “Voices from Venice: Conversations at the 2014 Architecture Biennale with Women Who Practice Architecture,” is a piece of James’ ongoing effort for gender equality in architecture, beginning with adequate recognition. Compiling five 15-minute interviews with practicing professionals, Caroline Bos of UNStudio, Louise Braverman of Louise Braverman Architect, Odile Decq of Studio Odile Decq, Yasmin Shariff of Dennis Sharp Architects, and Benedetta Tagliabue of Miralles Tagliabue EMBT discuss their experiences in the contemporary architecture world.
James is the co-founder of the re-launched Women In Design organization at Harvard University. The group drafted last year’s petition to include architect Denise Scott Brown in Robert Venturi’s 1991 Pritzker Prize. The Pritzker Architecture Prize ultimately rejected the petition, despite nearly 20,000 support signatures. Read more about the A+Awards lifetime achievement winner here.