When we meet in London, Sheila O’Donnell has just won Woman Architect of the Year at the Royal Institute of British Architects awards. Earlier th(...)

Shelly McNamara and Yvonne Farrell, of Grafton Architects: their appointment as curators of next year’s Venice Biennale of architecture feels like a major step. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“The ghosts of modern architecture.” That memorable phrase is how architectural historian Beatriz Colomina describes women’s status in the profession(...)