Since March 8th 2016, the International Women’s Day, Parity Talks take place at the Department of Architecture.

The first three editions of Parity Talks, members of the Parity Group – a bottom-​up initiative set up and maintained by assistants – organized the event.

The aim is a public debate on gender equality and diversity in architectural education as well as in the profession in Switzerland and abroad, and – within the framework of ETH Gender Action Plan, introduced in 2014 – to developed strategies and tools for achieving gender parity (equal opportunities for men and women) in our department – especially towards increasing the unusually low number of female Professors.