In conjunction with Archtober and New York Archives Week, the Guggenheim will host its third Wikipedia edit-a-thon—or, #guggathon—to enhance articles related to women in architecture on Wikipedia, the world’s largest source of free knowledge.
The day will begin at noon with a presentation by Arielle Assouline-Lichten and Caroline James, the Harvard Graduate School of Design students behind the petition to award Denise Scott Brown the 1991 Pritzker Architecture Prize.
The petition to recognize Denise Scott Brown for the 1991 Pritzker Architecture Prize sparked anew the discussion of inclusion and fairness in architecture. Begun as a grassroots campaign for one individual, the petition transformed through the power of networks and social media to address larger concerns in architecture, which relate in particular to women and minorities. Arielle and Caroline will speak about the origins of the petition in reference to their personal histories as well as the changes related to parity in architecture that are currently underway.
· Gabrielle Esperdy, Architectural historian and associate professor of architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology;
· Anat Falbel, Architecture historian and research collaborator, State University of Campinas, Brazil;
· Dolores Hayden, Professor of Architecture, Urbanism, and American Studies, Yale University;
· Despina Stratigakos, Interim Chair and associate professor, Department of Architecture, University at Buffalo, State University of New York; and
· Roberta Washington, Historian and architect, principal, Roberta Washington Architects, PC
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Read about past Wikipedia edit-a-thons on this blog.
Presented in association with Archtober, Architecture and Design Month New York City, October 2015.