San Francisco-based group Women Who Design is calling for entries for an exhibition on The Life Cycles of Women in Architecture, with the submission deadline on 30 April. The exhibition will ask the questions: What has been your experience as a woman in architecture? What obstacles have you overcome, or not? How are you living your vision for the future? How do career and human life cycles intersect, interfere and inform each other?

Rather than spotlighting the accomplishments of prominent individuals, Women Who Design aims to examine through storytelling the lived experience and contributions of the many. Their platform asks what it means to be a woman in the broadly defined field of architecture, and through collaboration and exploration proposes how it can be different.


Submissions need to be in PDF format including a maximum of 500 words and two images of your concept. They may be for already completed work, or you may propose a work to be created for the exhibit. The exhibition is open to groups or individuals and work can be in any medium (for example, physical, digital or performative). Submissions may also be proposals for an event, which will be hosted within the gallery venue at the same time as the exhibit.

Key dates

The submission deadline has been extended to 30 April. The shortlisted entrants will be notified on or before 29 May 2020. The jury may contact entrants for interviews or supplemental information. Participants will be announced on 12 June 2020, with the exhibition date in October-November 2020.

Further information

If you are interested in making a submission, see the Women Who Design website or get in touch with the exhibition convenor Bridget Basham at .