08 March, 2022

International Women’s Day 2022

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we spoke to Holland Harvey’s studio assistant Karyn who studied History of Art at The University of Glasgow, with a specific focus on women in art:

The inequality seen in many art galleries collections reflects how the absence of women’s voices and perspectives has created a warped version of history that continues to fuel the gender bias we see today. As the Guerrilla Girls point out, without women’s voices we will never see the full picture.

This is just as relevant in the fight against climate change, which is why this international Women’s Day UN Women is focusing on the impact gender inequality has on the climate crisis as women and girls will experience the biggest impact from shrinking natural resources and without their voices, we will never be able to achieve a sustainable future.

Working in an architect studio with predominantly women is therefore not only inspiring to see the women of Holland Harvey challenge the gender bias within the art world but use their voices to drive change to a more sustainable future through architecture. Perfectly encapsulating this year’s theme of “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.

Read more on this year’s theme on the UN Women’s website, In Focus: