On Tuesday, the 8th of November, placed in the historic centre of Bratislava, the professional association Women Architects presented an exhibition of “Women in Slovak architecture”. The collection of projects created by 25 talented female architects of varying age, specialisation or project scales, gained a great deal of appreciation in Budapest, where it was opened just three weeks ago.

The exhibition in the gallery space ARCHA in Bratislava was opened by the chief architect of the city Ingrid Konrad, the founder of Women Architects Andrea Klimko and her team organising the exhibition, and most importantly the presented architects, and supported by the Slovak Arts Council, Slovak Chamber of Architects (SKA), Slovak Architecture Society (SAS) and the Faculty of Architecture (FA STU).

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As the number of women willing to display their work increases year by year, the content of the exhibition is growing steadily as well. The visitors of ARCHA are able to see the works of 5 representatives from the first generation of Slovak architects: Štefánia Krumlová, Milica Marcinková, Viera Mecková, Oľga Ondreičková and Lýdia Titlová, previously exhibited by Prof. Henrieta Moravčíková at the Faculty of Architecture of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava as Emancipated: The First Generation of Women Architects in Slovakia and also 25 actively working architects both in Slovakia and abroad: Katarína Boháčová, Katarína Ciglanová, Soňa Pohlová, Jana Tartaľová, Petra Marko, Ivana Pasečná, Anita Stanková, Marianna Markusková, Diana Šajdová, Mária Klaučová, Jana Gregorová, Michaela Hantabalová, Nikoleta Jančeková, Gabriela Kaprálová, Andrea Klimko, Ľubica Koreňová, Andrea Ambrovičová Mikulajová, Katarína Mňahončáková, Soňa Salnerová, Katarína Viskupičová, Tatiana Buijs-Vítková, Zuzana Gabrišová, Zuzana Zacharová.

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Ingrid Konrad (chief architect of Bratislava) with Andrea Klimko (founder of Women Architects and studio Andrea Klimko Architects)

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The career of an architect usually projects itself onto all aspects of one’s life. As it is, the private life overlaps with the professional one, so that even the presence of children at the studio or other workplace is not an unusual sight for a woman in architecture.

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