Program Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023
How do we write an architectural history that is inclusive and nuanced? How should we approach the work of women architects and landscape architects to better understand their roles in shaping our built environment? As women architects and landscape architects struggled to find a seat at the historical table, they often looked outside the mainstream for architectural inspiration or expression. The speakers in this roundtable discussion offer insight into the breadth of architectural and landscape sources and platforms that women have turned to and developed as alternatives to the architectural mainstream. From the popular magazine House Beautiful to vernacular traditions in Indian architecture or Danish landscapes, our speakers’ research deepens our understanding of how global trends in 20th-century architecture were adapted and developed by women and conditioned by their struggles for recognition.
- Margaret B. Vickery, University of Massachusetts
- Kathleen James-Chakraborty, University College, Dublin
- Patrícia Santos Pedrosa, University of Beira Interior
- Svava Riesto, University of Copenhagen
- Brinda Somaya, Somaya and Kalappa Associates
- Henriette Steiner, University of Copenhagen