Feminism and Architecture: Intergenerational Conversations

March 18, 2014

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 feminism’s impact on architecture and urbanism over 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. This lecture is co-organized with and co-sponsored by Parsons The New School for Design.