Pioneering Women in American Architecture
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Women in Architecture is the global campaign to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of women in architecture and to increase female contributors to Wikipedia.
“Pioneering Women in American Architecture” asks: why have women’s accomplishments so often been omitted from American architectural history, and how can we correct the record? For the past few years, the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, has worked to create an online archive profiling important but neglected American women architects of the early 20th century. A panel discussion with some of the profile authors explores the work of these architects and considers why their contributions have been overlooked and how documenting their histories can both support new approaches to architectural history and help to change the conversation about American architecture.
Panel discussion moderated by Mary McLeod, Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; and Victoria Rosner, Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Adjunct Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University.
- Gabrielle Esperdy, Architectural historian and Associate Professor of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology
- Anat Falbel, Architecture historian and research collaborator, State University of Campinas, Brazil
- Dolores Hayden, Professor of Architecture, Urbanism, and American Studies, Yale University
- Despina Stratigakos, Interim Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
- Roberta Washington, Historian and architect, Principal, Roberta Washington Architects, PC