International Women’s Day: 18 interviews with 18 women 08.03.17

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A little inspiration from our archives – some of our favourite interviews with female architects and designers over the years

To mark International Women’s Day, we looked through our archives and found some of our favourite interviews with the most significant female architects and designers of our time.

From Zaha Hadid's appearance in one of our earliest issues to our cover story about rising star Bethan Laura Wood a few years ago, we’ve met and spoken to some of the greats of the creative world.

Read and enjoy ...

Zaha Hadid, 2003: ‘I don't have an identity’

ZAHA Hadid

 

Faye Toogood, 2011: ‘I'm too greedy to do just one thing’

Faye Toogood

 

Nika Zupanc, 2011: ‘Contemporary design is still very much a boys' club’

Nika Zupanc

 

Tatiana Bilbao, 2011: ‘You don't only need to be against things, you need to propose a solution’ 

Tatiana Bilbao

 

Libby Sellers, 2011: ‘Design has to have a reason, has to push a boundary’

libby sellers

 

Amanda Levete, 2013: ‘When you are really pushing the limits, you are going to fail’

Amanda Levete

 

Matali Crasset, 2013: ‘If we don't give people choice, they become passive’ 

matali crasset

 

Neri Oxman, 2013: ‘There’s more to rapid craft than hitting the “on” button’ 

Neri Oxman

 

Margaret Calvert, 2014: ‘Being a graphic designer is like being a brain surgeon’ 

Margaret Calvert

 

Frida Escobedo, 2014: ‘There's no such thing as a blank slate in Mexico’ 

Frida Escobedo

 

Nathalie du Pasquier, 2014: ‘I’m interested in the form of things – I’m not interested in telling a story’

nathalie 

Bethan Laura Wood, 2015: ‘It's about controlling colour without stifling it’

Bethan laura Wood

 

Inga Sempé, 2015: ‘Artists aren’t more valuable than butchers’

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Hella Jongerius, 2015: ‘There's too much shopping without any social or environmental consciousness’

Hella Jongerius

 

Ilse Crawford, 2016: ‘It doesn’t make sense for design to be done in silos’

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Patricia Urquiola, 2016: ‘I disagree with the “wow factor”’

Patricia Urquiola

 

Anne Lacaton, 2017: ‘It is important to make buildings in which users find freedom

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