Where are the Women Designers? A Conversation Between Pitt, W+iD, and Syracuse
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About the Event
In 2020, the architecture students at the University of Pittsburgh launched the Design Justice Initiative, a call to action for the school to address systemic inequities in architectural education. Supported by the History of Art and Architecture Department, this initiative is already starting to reshape the face of how students and faculty understand what design is and can be. As an organization whose primary focus is building equity in the design profession, Women+ in Design PGH is thrilled to connect to Pitt and the students leading this effort. We are equally excited to have Syracuse University's Women in Design join this conversation!
Please join us for this invigorating and timely conversation about how we can build equity together, meaningfully connecting our academic institutions to the industry to ensure that the passionate and dedcated efforts on both sides can fuel positive, sustainable change.
We will use Despina Stratigakos' 2017 book "Where are the Women Architects?" as a foundation for this conversation. The slim volume addresses the legacy of white male dominance of the profession head on and amplifies the voices of those working to bring us into a more equitable future. Though Stratigakos does not shy away from the challenges we still face, the book ultimately leaves us with hope that change is possible, is necessary, and is happening.
All are welcome to attend, architects and non-architects, readers and non-readers alike.