Educational Event

Learning from Wonder Women, Gender & American Professional Practice

Overview

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.

Learning Objectives

·         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

Registration is required.

Speakers

Gabrielle Esperdy, PhD, Associate Professor of Architecture at NJIT

Sponsors

AIA Wisconsin and AIA Milwaukee

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