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Feminism and Architecture Part 2: Women, Architecture, and Academia

Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, New York, NY 10011

Convened by: Peggy Deamer (Yale University), Brian McGrath (Parsons The New School for Design), and Ioanna Theocharopoulou ( Parsons The New School for Design) 

For fair exposure, opportunity, and support in our discipline, we want to share strategies for empowering ourselves and our women students.

To Change The Design Professions, We Need To Change What And How We Teach; We Need Success:
We will draw participants from colleges and schools of architecture throughout North America; we will have a keynote speaker from abroad to offer an international perspective. There will be three thematic sessions, each divided into two parts: a series of short presentations and a workshop to outline concrete strategies for the future.

Friday, Day 1

1:00 - 1:30pm - introduction

Karen Van Lengen, University of Virginia 

1:30-3:30 p.m.–Presentations + Workshop_1

Representation: Exposure at reviews, lectures, exhibitions

Moderated by: Carol Burns, Taylor & Burns Architects

Panelists include:
Ingalill Wahlross-Ritter, Carla Corroto + Lucinda Kaukas Havenhand, Gabrielle Esperdy, Lori. A. Brown, Suzanne Frasier, Marta Rodriguez, Parlour- Justine Clark, and Karen Burns 

4:00 p.m.–Keynote
Katja Grillner
FATALE / Architecture in Effect/ research collectives from KTH, Stockholm /

Dean of Faculty & Professor of Critical Studies in Architecture at KTH, Stockholm, Director of Architecure in Effect and co-founder of the femininist architecture teaching and reserach group FATALE. 

Saturday, Day 2
9:30- 10:00am : Introduction 
Donna Robertson, Illinois Institute of Technology 

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.–Presentations + Workshop_2
Gender + Family Politics: Career Preparation
for Students and Faculty

Moderated by: Lori A. Brown, Syracuse University 

Panelists include:
Elisa Iturbe, Marc Neveu + Ingalill Wahlroos- Ritter, Kelly Huzel, Victoria Rosner, Heidi Hussa, Maya Alexander, and Harriert Harriss PhD 
Moderated by: Lori A. Brown, Syracuse University 

1:30- 3:30 p.m.–Presentations + Workshop_3

Moderated by: Marta Gutman Phd, City College of New York and The Graduate Center/CUNY  

Panelists include:
Christine Boyer, Laura Foxman, Stephanie Cramer, Catherine Zipf, Kate Wingert + Rashida NG, Hilary Sample, FAAC- Ana Maria Leon, Tessa Paneth-Pollak, Martina Tanga, and Olga Touloumi 

4:00 pm. –Closing Remarks: On to Practice
Deborah Gans, Pratt Institute 

Event Type

Lectures and Panel Discussions


General Public


Art and Design, Humanity, Society, Social Justice


Parsons School of Design, School of Constructed Environments


Architecture, Urban Design, Development and Policy, Social Justice, Gender and Sexuality


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