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Architect Barbie

Posted on: May 31, 2011

{Mattel’s architect Barbie via Design Milk}

So recently Mattel teamed up with the American Institute of Architects, (AIA) to create architect Barbie. The purpose of this doll is to encourage girls to go into the field of architecture as it is reported that only 17% of AIA’s members are female. Looking at her do you think she embodies an architect? I came across this interesting article on GOOD discussing her in great detail that has some insightful thoughts, I encourage you all to read it!

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