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Building Women

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Time: 6–7pm
Location: The Wolfsonian–FIU @ 1001 Washington Avenue

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For a long time in architecture, men were building a man's world. But who were the women quietly revolutionizing the field? Enter Marion Mahony Griffin and Margaret Staal-Kropholler, early 20th-century pioneers of architecture's Prairie and Amsterdam School styles, respectively. Listen as Wolfsonian curators Silvia Barisione and Shoshana Resnikoff profile Griffin, an unsung force behind Frank Lloyd Wright and one of the first licensed female architects in the world, and Staal-Kropholler, the first to professionally practice in the Netherlands. Whether designing with the average housewife in mind or inventing new construction methods, these architects broke the mold and left lasting impressions in domestic and urban environments from Indiana to India. Join us as we marvel at the vision and ambition that equipped Griffin and Staal-Kropholler to not only make it in their field, but stand out.

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