Assembling: women and the built environment

Fruitmarket event

24th August 23 - 24th August 23

Two events, a workshop and a discussion, that follow the lead given by Leonor Antunes’ exhibition in recognising women’s contribution to, and experience of design and architecture. In partnership with Edinburgh Art Festival. Book for either or both sessions. In between events, there will be an opportunity to view the exhibition.

Assemblage Workshop
24 August 2023 | 4–6pm. 12 places. Free. Book via Eventbrite 

Imagining the first day at a humanist architecture school led by women, architect Akiko Kobayashi will facilitate exercises that enact and explore spatial configurations of people in everyday settings, and then guide participants in the building of simple architectural elements that respond to human activity.  

Assembly Discussion
24 August 2023 | 7–8.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite.  

A convivial discussion hosted by Voices of Experience, a collaborative project led by Suzanne Ewing, Jude Barber and Nicola McLachlan that recognises and supports the achievements of women working in architecture and the built environment. During the session the team will discuss their process and methods used to assemble and share voices, experiences, and action. They will be joined by architect Kirsty Maguire they will talk about her great-grandmother Edith Burnet Hughes, Scotland’s first woman to qualify as an architect, as well as touching on some of the women referenced by Leonor Antunes’ in her sculptural installations. A simple meal will be provided free of charge at the start of this event, and the bar will be open to buy any further refreshments. The discussion will begin at 7.15pm. 

Partnership With Fruitmarket.

Date & Time

Thursday 24 August

4—6pm and 7—8.30pm



45 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF Google Maps


0131 225 2383


Ticket Information

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Visitor information

  • Step-free access
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Toilets
  • Babychange
  • Café
  • Shop
  • Bike Stand


45 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF

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