Taking part in the LFA 2019, RCI London and RAUForum have joined the United Kingdom’s annual celebration of Women in Architecture by exhibiting a publicly selected group of inspiring Romanian women professionals, who have had an outstanding contribution to the architectural practice worldwide, and hosting a panel of discussion.
The role and recognition of women’s achievements in architecture continues to be debated publicly, in the UK and globally. To weigh in on the debate, RAUForum and the RCI - London launched, earlier this year, a Call for Proposals inviting the public to nominate inspiring women professionals in architecture.
The top eight winning entries, chosen by a jury panel led by the LFA’s Head of Programme Rosa Rogina, form the core of the exhibition and include: Eliza Yokina (Ro) – architect; Maria Cotescu (Ro) – Modern Movement industrial architect; Anastasia Stan (UK) – emerging architect; Ana Maria Zahariade (Ro) – academic; Silvia Demeter-Lowe (Ro) – conservation architect; Andreea Livia Ivanovici (Ro) - emerging influencer; Oana Bogdan (Be) – architect; Lucia Dumbrăveanu (Ro) – 20th Century architect.
The exhibition was inaugurated on the 19th June, at the Romanian Cultural Centre (Ratiu Foundation) with a panel discussion chaired by Rosa Rogina, in the company of guest speakers Jane Duncan OBE - RIBA Past President, Azlina Bulmer - RIBA Director of International Regions and Prof. Doina Petrescu - School of Architecture, University of Sheffield.
RAUForum, RCI London and LFA would like to thank all participants and congratulate the winners. The event was organised with the support of the Rațiu Family Charitable Foundation and the London Festival of Architecture. Further appreciation is extended to the exhibition graphic designer, Ionut Garneata, and event photographer, Eugen Brodner.