Women in Architecture Taiwan

Interview10 Jun, 2021

DESIGN TAIWAN ᅵLIN Fang-Yi

Architectural Relativity01 Aug, 2020

Tai-Wen Ho︱ A Place Given Birth by Living in It - Genius Loci

Articles01 Sep, 2020

環境、時代與社會的改變關鍵在「人」

Events09 Jul, 2020

「我們的工作天」:7/10【青世代特別場】—我們的工作環境

Announcement28 Jun, 2020

台灣女建築家學會誠摯呼籲 : 共創性別平等友善環境

Interview01 May, 2020

《TAIWAN REVIEW》︱ Form and Function

Calendar07 Mar, 2020

WAT Collection │ Women Architects' Daily Objects

Film17 Dec, 2018

TFAM︱A Literary Dream of An Architect, Dahong Wang

Film07 Mar, 1969

TTV︱Interview Architect Tse-Lan Hsiu

Interview07 Feb, 2020

Next Magazine (Taiwan) People︱Architect Chiu-Hwa WANG

Public Issues01 Feb, 2020

《TAIWAN ARCHITECT》 Letter to Editor︱Taking the Responsibility of Correcting Mistakes

Interview05 Feb, 2020

LA VILLE EN PRATIQUES interview: WAT

Events23 Nov, 2019

M+ Matters: Conversations on Women, Architecture, and the City

News03 Dec, 2019

21th National Award for Arts: Architect Chiu-Hwa Wang

Architectural Relativity01 Dec, 2019

Szu-An Yu︱Narrative, as Behaviour and as Knowledge

Architectural Relativity01 Aug, 2019

Li-Yu Hsu︱Colors in Architecture

News30 Sep, 2019

ARCHITEXX ︱WOMEN ARCHITECTS are EVERYWHERE

City, Gender, Generation, and Ideal Place01 Oct, 2019

Li-Yu Hsu︱Women's March: City, Gender, Generation, and Ideal Place

News29 Aug, 2019

The Outstanding Architects Award 2019: Architect Jia-Hui Day

Film31 Dec, 1999

PTS | The Female Pioneer in Taiwan: Architect Tse-Lan Hsiu

Film25 Nov, 2018

TFAM︱Transformed Traditions

Film13 Apr, 2019

PTS︱Historical Architecture in Taiwan

Film03 Apr, 2019

PTS︱Women in Architecture Taiwan

Lecture08 Mar, 2019

Conference of Female in Asia︱UIFA JAPON Activities

Articles01 Mar, 2014

The Role of Female Architects in Taiwan Modern Architecture

Athena of Architecture: Commemorating Architect Tes-Nan Hsiu, and Rethinking Women's Spatial Practice20 Apr, 2017

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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