22 May '11, 9pm
Does Architect Barbie Do Green Design? Is She LEED Accredited?
Does Architect Barbie Do Green Design? Is She LEED Accredited? The design blogs are agog that on the 125th anniversary of the registration of the first woman architect, Architect Barbie has been introduced. She arrives after a campaign by architectural historian Despina Stratigakos, who staged her own Architect Barbie exhibition in 2007. (PDF here ) One could argue that she should be wearing more black, have round glasses and have bags under her eyes. She is also carrying printed drawings in a tube; do architects still do that? Furthermore, she is smiling, and appears to be employed in a job that does not involve Big Macs. But the worst is yet to come. View the entire comment thread.