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When we speak of masculinity, we inescapably speak also of femininity – and everything in between and outside the two. Looking beyond binary gender divisions, reductive models, harmful norms and singular ideals, this issue features the renamed W Awards and examines the ways that masculinities are generated and performed within architecture and the city.
In this month’s issue, we peer inside the testosterone-spiked gymnasium, the delivery room of the man midwife, the male domain of the cockpit and around collosal male monuments. We challenge the maleness of genius and heteronormative scale from the Vitruvian man to the Modulor, alongside many other stories and the W Awards: the Jane Drew Prize awarded to Yasmeen Lari, the Ada Louise Huxtable Prize to Beatriz Colomina, the Moira Gemmill Prize for architects under the age of 45, and the MJ Long Prize for UK-based architects working in practice.