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Royal Gold Medal for Zaha Hadid was "totally overdue''
« on: April 10, 2016, 11:40:37 AM »
The Royal Institute of British Architects has acted "to right a 180-year wrong" by giving its highest honour to a woman, the body's president has said.

Jane Duncan made the remark in a speech at a ceremony at RIBA headquarters in London last night, where architect Zaha Hadid became the first woman ever to win the RIBA Royal Gold Medal in her own right.

"Speaking as only the third woman president of the RIBA I find it amazing that it has taken until 2016 to elect the first female Royal Gold Medallist," Duncan told guests at a dinner in honour of Hadid.

"To right a 180-year wrong we elected a woman whom I have admired since my student days, visiting the AA [the architecture school where Hadid studied and taught] from the Bartlett up the road."

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Re: Royal Gold Medal for Zaha Hadid was "totally overdue''
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 11:31:00 AM »
Thanks for sharing...
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