We had the idea for EDGEcondition when talking about the Architecture Journal Women in Architecture awards (WiA). We both consider ourselves to be ‘women in architecture’ but the categories on a surface reading excluded us, and the survey that ran alongside the awards was
geared to those in practice. We consider ourselves to be ‘women in architecture’ but we are not ‘architects’ in the strictest term; Gem is qualified to RIBA Part II but for a variety of reasons and circumstances chose not to pursue the protected title; Cara came into the sector from an arts background. Neither of us work in or run an easily recognisable or conventional architecture practice; does that mean we can’t call ourselves ‘women in architecture’?