Learning from Wonder Women, Gender & American Professional Practice
WID: Sponsor AIAW
Learning from Wonder Woman, or the Architectress, Gender & American Professional Practice
This presentation, organized by Women in Design, will place the contemporary challenges women face in professional practice in historical context through two interconnected case studies: the emergence and efficacy of professional and affinity groups in the 1960s and 1970s and the career of Natalie de Blois.
· Participants will be able to understand challenges women face in professional practice through historic models and the career of Natalie de Blois.
· Participants will learn how activist architects organized for change in the profession, with examples like Judith Edelman (first women elected to the executive committee of AIA New York).
· Participants will be able to describe strategies women used to accomplish their goals, including organizing and education, mentoring and networking, and community and association.
· Participants will be able to explain how women operating within existing professional institutions and how women forged new associations in order to better address their professional needs.
Registration is required.
Gabrielle Esperdy, PhD, Associate Professor of Architecture at NJIT
AIA Wisconsin and AIA Milwaukee