Amplifying Voices: Women in Scottish Architecture
Wednesday 8 March 2023
From modernism to modern day, help us celebrate women working in the built environment.
Join us on International Women’s Day for an in-museum conversation, led by architect and Voices of Experience co-founder Jude Barber, and featuring special guest speakers.
Led by Suzanne Ewing, Jude Barber and Nicola McLachlan, Voices of Experience investigates women working in the built environment in Scotland and beyond. The project amplifies, uncovers, and documents their contributions - shining a bright light on women's work and capturing knowledge before it is lost.
To do this, the team pairs experienced women architects and other contributors with professionals at the outset of their career for intergenerational, site-specific conversations centered on exploring lived experience, knowledge sharing and finding connection.
Recognised as one of the Architects Journal 40 Under 40 in 2020, Christina Gaiger was the youngest ever President of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS, 2020 – 2022), and only the second woman to hold the post. Having worked in New York and Paris, Christina now works in practice at Edinburgh-based Helen Lucas Architects Ltd, sharing their passion for architectural conservation, attention to detail and retrofit.
Dr Diane Watters
Dr Diane Watters is an architectural historian and author who works at Historic Environment Scotland, and the University of Edinburgh. Her current research projects focus on Scotland’s historic school buildings, and New Towns in Scotland. Her PhD, Early Urban Schools, examined school buildings in Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Scotland up to 1600.
Jude Barber is an architect and director at Collective Architecture with studios in Glasgow Dundee and Edinburgh. The 45-strong, 100% employee-owned and controlled studio is founded on principles of creative freedom, equity, and sustainability.