Women in Architecture Taiwan

Film15 Apr, 2019

Inside the Arts @ PTS︱Historical Architecture in Taiwan

Architectural Relativity05 Apr, 2019

Lin Chia-Ju︱Not Teaching, Nor Schooling, But Education

Architectural Relativity05 Apr, 2019

Wendy Teo︱Community Remake—The Multiple Roles of Architects

Architectural Relativity05 Apr, 2019

Lee Si-Min︱Landscape—Ecology, Living, and Affection

Architectural Relativity05 Apr, 2019

Shih Ko-Ping︱Dwelling and Living -Architects and Their Ideas about Housing

Film05 Apr, 2019

Inside the Arts @ PTS︱Women in Architecture Taiwan

Interview15 Mar, 2019

《TAIWAN REVIEW》︱ Me to We

Lecture11 Mar, 2019

Conference of Female in Asia︱UIFA JAPON Activities

Lecture11 Mar, 2019

Conference of Female Architects in Asia︱UIFA JAPON 25 years history

Events22 Feb, 2019

WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE TAIWAN︱2019 Listen to Women's March

Articles15 Aug, 2018

The Role of Female Architects in Taiwan Modern Architecture

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Le-Ching Chiang | Learning Architecture

Mission and Vision

In 2018, "WAT"—association for Women in Architecture, Taiwan—is organized and legally formed under the permission of the Ministry of Interior. For women in architecture in Taiwan, this step is not easy. As a matter of fact, it took 18 years of brewing and over 70 years of sowing before it blooms into reality. Take a good look of the history of architecture in Taiwan which man seems to dominate, you’ll find that SHE is always there and persists on her work. But not until this moment did she show up, as if Athena of Architecture comes to life.

With our determination of facing the "His"tory, society, culture and career of women in Taiwan, WAT has three missions:
  • “Her-story”
  • “Her voice”
  • “Her persistence”

With WAT, we hope to surpass the long-term limitation of a professional organization which defined qualification by the presentation of an architect license. We hope to fill in the gap of "Herstory" in the allied field of architecture, and to redefine "women in architecture". Therefore, our membership welcome outstanding female applicants who are: teachers and scholars in academia; female practice architects, designers, and engineers in construction engineering; female professionals in interior design, landscape architecture, and urban design. With WAT, we hope to promote the recording and research of women in the architectural history in Taiwan.

Furthermore, we hope to connect other "Women in Architecture" organizations in different countries. Our goal is to build an exchange platform for experiences, skills and academic culture and by so obtaining a grander vision across different disciplines. Ultimately, we hope to make the universally appealed value of historical equal rights and spatial empowerment happen in Taiwan.

In 2018, on August 22th, WAT officially registered as people's association with the approval of the Ministry of the Interior. On December 11th, the International Day of the Girl, WAT formally registered as a legal juridical association. 
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