Graduate Architecture

Posted November 9, 2018

Women in Architecture Students Present at Harvard GSD

Students from PennDesign Women in Architecture (PWIA) traveled to Cambridge to participate in “A Convergence at the Confluence of Power, Identity and Design” at Harvard's Graduate School of Design on November 3. Hosted by the Women in Design student organization, the event fostered a network of academics and practitioners who addressed equity in the current social and political state, leadership, and re-imagination of the intersection of identity and design.

PennDesign Master of Architecture students Nicole Bronola, Maria Fuentes, and Caitlin Dashiell presented as one of twelve pecha kucha guest speakers. Their presentation focused PWIA's three pillars of empowerment, exposure, and equity. This included the importance of identity discourse in pedagogy and practice through creation of PWIA firm crawls, a growing mentorship program, and a dialogue between students and practitioners.

The Women in Architecture group has hosted a series of lectures, workshops, and symposiums at PennDesign, including [RE]ACTION: Empowering the Future Leaders in Design and [RE]FORM: The Framework, Fallout & Future of Women in Design.