Edith Burnet Hughes
Abstract from our wonder Suzanne Ewing MoMoWo Paper:
Motivated by a lack of experiential (hi)stories of architectural practice, and with ambition to steward disciplinary stories, the Voices of Experience project constructs a series of conversations between a highly experienced architect and a professional at the outset of their career. The project is starting to build an audio archive around working in late twentieth century Scotland with Glasgow Women’s Library, UK. The Dictionary of Scottish Architects (1840-1980) is currently the main dedicated historical source. Under 5% of entries are on women, often fleeting, inconclusive and anecdotal. These are the only images of women on the entire database. To augment these and other records through oral documentation, the VoE project aims to deepen and extend methodological exploration of the archive of architecture, through the listening, editing and presenting of site-based conversations as audio archive, transcript and public conversation, offering a hybrid mode for researching and communicating the practice-based and relational knowledge of architecture.
Over this week we will be exploring more about each of these inspiring women.
Please bring forward any photos you have of any of the DSA Scottish women architects- DSA do invite people to add to/ correct the archive, which we can do too!