Women designers work showcased

Women designers work showcased

The Zaha Hadid–designed Roca Gallery in South London is currently the home for an exhibition of  the work of top women designers.

“Urbanistas: Women Innovators in Architecture, Urban and Landscape Design,” runs until June 27.

It is curated by author and critic Lucy Bullivant, who is also the founder of, a webzine about contemporary urban design.

The show features  the work of Irena Bauman – cofounder of Bauman Lyons Architects, Leeds –  Alison Brooks, founder of Alison Brooks Architects, London – Alessandra Cianchetta, cofounder of AWP, Paris –  Johanna Gibbons, cofounder of J&L Gibbons, London along with Liza Fior and Katherine Clarke, cofounders of Muf Architecture, London.

Bullivant said: “This is a particularly exciting time to be looking closely at urban and suburban design and those marshaling groundbreaking projects in the field, as the pressure to generate long-term sustainable and socially responsible solutions increases.

“Although there has been a lot of discussion recently about the value and viability of garden cities, a concept dating from the end of the 19th century, ‘Urbanistas’ shows that re-evaluating existing neighborhoods is more important to today’s urban design and livability agenda and, of course, far more sustainable in terms of future-proofing spaces to help support people’s lives in the 21st century.”

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