Graduate Architecture

[RE]FORM: The Framework, Fallout & Future of Women in Design

Friday, Apr. 14, 2017
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Meyerson Hall, Lower Gallery, 210 South 34th Street, Philadelphia
9:00am - 6:00pm

“The goal of the symposium is to cultivate understanding and foster action. We will begin by examining the historical framework of women in architecture, tracing their educational attainment and professional achievements. Focusing on the ‘gap’ which occurs between education and practice, we will attempt to understand what cultural shifts perpetuate it and identify strategies to address the problem. Our aim is to create social and cultural value within the PennDesign community.”
–PennDesign Women in Architecture, a student initiative

Moderated by Joan Ockman, Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture; Daniela Fabricius, Department of Architecture, PennDesign; and Franca Trubiano, Associate Professor of Architecture, PennDesign

Presentations by Vanessa Keith, Ila Berman, Lori Brown, Mary McLeodDanielle Di Leo Kim, Despina Stratigakos, Annelise Pitts, Marilyn Jordan Taylor, Margaret Cavenagh, Winka Dubbeldam, Shirley Blumberg, and Nicole Dosso

Keynote Address by Marion Weiss, Graham Professor of Architecture, PennDesign

PennDesign Women in Architecture gratefully acknowledges the symposium’s sponsors: Dranoff Properties, Kieran Timberlake, Origlio Beverages, GAPS, Campaign for Community, Penn Women's Centre, Hymies Deli, Philadelphia University.