The Inaugural Women in Design and Construction Summit 2019.
Tuesday 6:30pm at Vox Cinema 4 - Deira City Center
VP for Programs brings UAP Dubai women together for friendship, networking, and collaboration while empowering members to impact their practice, profession, and community.
To inspire, promote, encourage, and empower women in the design industry – that was the goal of the first ever UAP Dubai Women in Design and Construction mini-conference. It was a lofty goal, to have a half day conference filled with incredible speakers and discussions that would accomplish the mission for the day. Months of planning and coordination, tons of preparation and communication, and the big day finally arrived.
The Women In Design and Construction will maintain a focus of embracing diversity through inclusion, encouraging professional growth through networking and interactions, promoting leadership and offering career guidance, endorsing community outreach, and providing support to women in their career development in architecture.
In this 8x8 Talks for her, 8 Filipino women architects will share their creative process, experiences and thoughts to inspire, encourage and to motivate. 8 people will be given 8 minutes each to tell their stories, ideas, wisdom which will be to long enough to be serious and short enough to hold people’s attention … by forcing the speakers who are used to going on for an hour to bring it down to 8 minutes, you get them to think about what they really want to say.
Our Keynote Speaker Raya Ani of RAW-NYC, a former president of AIA Middle East, who will present women empowerment and empowerment through architecture. The role women have had in architecture is somehow historically overlooked. For many years architecture was considered men’s profession and the number of women architectures was low.
But at the beginning of the 20th century, schools of architecture in Europe started to admit women too.
In 1980, Italian born M. Rosaria Piomelli became the first woman to hold a deanship of architectural school in America. In particular, she was the dean of the City College of New York School of Architecture.
But it won’t be a surprise if we say that only in recent decades’ women started achieving more recognition in this field.
Raya will also tackle how empower as an architect through architecture.