Feminism and Architecture


Women in American Architecture: A Historic and Contemporary Perspective exhibition, 1977

Feminism and Architecture: Intergenerational Conversations
Keynote: Susana Torre
Panelists: Stella Betts, Yolande Daniels, Peggy Deamer, and Andrea Merrett
Moderated by Lori Brown

1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs
This lecture is co-organized with and co-sponsored by Parsons The New School for Design.

Susana Torre, curator of the exhibition Women in American Architecture: A Historic and Contemporary Perspective and editor of an accompanying book of the same name, organized and published respectively in 1977 by The Architectural League of New York through its Archive of Women in Architecture, will deliver a keynote address on the impact that feminism has already had on architecture and urbanism in the past thirty years and speculate on why this has not been broadly acknowledged.

Following the keynote, a discussion will examine necessary changes for recalcitrant professional and academic architectural cultures. This exchange, across a broad spectrum of practitioners and educators, focuses on analysis as well as setting a new agenda for change.

Panelists include Stella Betts, architect and principal of LEVENBETTS
; Yolande Daniels, architect and principal studio SUMO; Peggy Deamer, Assistant Dean and Professor at the Yale School of Architecture; and Andrea Merrett, PhD Candidate, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Lori Brown, Associate Professor, Syracuse University School of Architecture, will moderate.

In 2013, the League interviewed Susana Torre about the project and reprinted the book’s introduction.

Time & Place
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
6:00 p.m.
Arnhold Hall
Theresa Lang Center, 2nd Floor
The New School
55 West 13th Street
SOLD OUT Tickets are free and available to all. To reserve a place on the waitlist, click here. All those wishing to attend must pre-register through the preceding link.