Call for applications: 2nd International Photo Contest “Nuestras Arquitectas”
Deadline: 20th November 2021, 24H00 (GMT -3)

Docomomo International is happy to share that the applications for the 2nd International Photo Contest “Nuestras Arquitectas” are open util 20th November 2021, 24H00 (GMT -3).

Organized by Nuestras Arquitectas, it is supported by Universitat Politècncia de València (Spain), Built Heritage Research Group (GPAC) and the UNESCO Chair Cultural Landscapes and Heritage of the University of the Basque Country, GADU programme -Gender, Architecture, Design, Urbanism- Instituto de la Espacialidad Humana at Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, Colegio Territorial de arquitectos de Valencia, LINA Plataforma, Un día | una arquitecta, Línea de investigación Urbanismo, Arquitectura y Diseño Feminista (CONICET), ARQSarean (Network of Women Professionals in Architecture, Urban Planning and Heritage), Platform “Patrimonio siglo XX” y YesWePlan! Spain.

Nuestras Arquitectas, through this second international photography contest, proposes to focus and re-focus on those images that have been hidden and eclipsed in order to return them to the place and the prominence those women architects deserved.

The main purpose of this activity is helping in raising awareness and recognition on the contribution of women architects in order to disseminate and socialize the architectural works produced by women to our society. In achieving this, we have organized this second open international photography contest on works by women architects. Taking part in this open contest is free.

Photographs thematic:
Photographs will show work and contributions by women architects or professionals of Architecture, solo architects or team based offices. Location and building date are not restricted so photographs can come from any part of the world and work might be built in any time.
We suggest some categories for the works, although they are not determinative:

  • Individual or collective housing
  • Institutional architecture
  • Rehabilitation
  • Landscape architecture
  • Ephemeral architecture
  • Town planning
  • Design

Participation is open to all citizens. Each participant may send up to 3 photographs. Photographs must be original and unpublished (not presented in any other contest or not having totally or partially restricted its reproduction or being subjected to copyright).

The Jury of the Contest is composed by:

  • Cayetana Mercé (, Argentina)
  • Vanessa Vielma (ArchDaily México)
  • Atxu Amann (UPM, España)
  • Patricia Santos Pedrosa (Universidade de Lisboa – Mulheres na Arquitetura, Portugal)
  • Patrizia Montini (IUAV, Italia)
  • Soledad Larraín (MujerArquitecta, Chile)
  • Verónica Rosero (Universidad Internacional SEK y Universidad Central del Ecuador, Ecuador)

The jury will announce the awards on November 25, 2021, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. These awards and related information will be published on successive days through the contest organizing entities media.

The distinction for the winners will be the dissemination of their photographs and the respective mentions on a publication that will be made specifically for this event.

For more information, submissions and clarifications about the contest rules, please go to nuestras arquitectas website, or send an email to