Gender Equity In Cities: Conference Picture 1

HTA staff Tanatswa Borerwe, Alisha Fisher & Saphia Al-Haboubi, part of 3°09, have organised the following event during the London Design Festival


Gender Equity In Cities

Date: Saturday, 15 September 2018

Time: 10am- 10pm

Address: St. Matthews Park, Brixton Hill, Brixton, London





In architecture, within the top 100 practices in the world, only 3 are lead by women and historically, our cities have been designed by men. Our conference highlights the challenges of city life through the perspective of gender through workshops, panel discussions and immersive technology.

How does it feel to navigate through spaces that aren't designed for you? How can we make our cities more inclusive? And how can we encourage the next generation to consider each and every individual when designing and planning local and global communities?

3°09 is a young design collective interested in being facilitators of social change in the built environment. We work in fields of architecture, landscape, photography, tech, graphic design and engineering and we believe and encourage young people to engage in their environments through workshops, events and temporary perspectives.

We identify the problems within the built environment and our aims are to tackle them through social agency and accountability. Our cities are becoming more segregated and certain groups are becoming more marginalised. In order to challenge our past we must also challenge our present and future. This cannot be done without starting a conversation

Igniting our conference, Gender Equity In cities on the 15th September, we're inviting you to challenge this further through our pavilion at St Matthews Park, Brixton from September 15th-23rd.

Conference structure

Morning sessions (10:00 - 13:00)

Workshops and activities throughout the first half of the day will focus on engaging with children through a variety of workshops and activities at the pavilion. From virtual and augmented reality to 'illustrating the city', these activities are not exclusively for children, and will be looking at the themes and topics are also going to be explored in the second half of the day.

Afternoon sessions (14:00 - 19:30)

The afternoon opens up the conference to discussions, panels, and debates. With each of the 6 panels looking at an element that concerns ideas of gender equity in cities. These sessions will also draw on the findings and points raised in the engagement workshops earlier in the day.

Afterparty (20:00 - 23:00)

Celebrate with a guest DJ and drinks to boot.

Join us including on the day for some conversation, food, and workshops with all kinds of ages and genders in Brixton.