Building without Bias
Hannah was invited to curate and discuss Building without Bias, at the Building Centre in October 2018. The award winning research project, found that artificially intelligent technologies understood ‘architect, steel, cement and screw’ as terms most associated with males, while ‘tearoom, kitchen and nursery’ were among the most female. With algorithmic design methods set to increase, what will be the implications for architecture and our urban fabric? Can architecture be used as a tool to reveal, rethink, and revise the biases that are embedded within technology and culture?
The event brought together internationally acclaimed speakers to explore how architects and designers can disrupt the structures and processes that dictate links between architectural space and gender in a digital age. Speakers discussed the potential for digital tools and automated technologies to create a post-binary, inclusive built environment.