November 7, 2014 - November 9, 2014, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts,
Washington University in St. Louis
In 1974, students, scholars, and practitioners from across the country came to Washington University in St. Louis to have courageous conversations about the status of women in architecture and allied fields. On the 40th anniversary of the symposium, there are many achievements to celebrate, questions yet to answer, and compelling reasons to continue the conversation.
Women in Architecture 1974 | 2014 will again bring together these key stakeholders—practitioners, scholars, educators, and students—to reflect on the past while addressing the issues of our current era. Nasrine Seraji, founding partner of Atelier Seraji, Architects and Partners, will deliver the keynote lecture, titled As a woman I have no country, as a woman my country is the world of architecture. Several panel discussions and a moderated wrap-up conversation will anchor Saturday's programming. The symposium will conclude with a series of workshops on Sunday.
In conjunction with the symposium, the Sam Fox School presents Women in the Design World: Work in Progress. The exhibition encompasses a comprehensive timeline of women in architecture, artifacts and videos from the 1974 symposium, maps, and creative work by alumnae and faculty in the field of architecture and beyond. The exhibition acts as historical context for the conversations occurring during the symposium.
Image: Student-designed pin from 1974 symposium. Image courtesy of Constantine Michaelides, Dean Emeritus, School of Architecture.