2022 Fall Lecture Series: Lori A. Brown
All Environments Are Not Just
October 05, 2022
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For those unable to attend, the lecture will be available to view the day after the event on the BAC YouTube Channel.
Discussing the research that explores under examined spaces where architects need to be more present in hopes to create a more just world. Also included will be the current exhibit, Now What?!, at the Boston Society of Architecture to highlight how other architects and designers have been engaged in these efforts for decades.
Lori Brown has been teaching at the Syracuse University School of Architecture since 2001. Prior to teaching, she was working as an architect in New York City for several award-winning firms. Her work emerges from the belief that architecture can participate in and impact people’s everyday lives. At the intersections of architecture, art, geography, and women’s studies, her work exists within both the more traditional realm of architecture and outside the traditional realm in our broader environments where architecture may not be immediately legible.
Published in June 2013, Contested Space: Abortion Clinics, Women’s Shelters and Hospitals investigates how legislation affects politicized and securitized spaces. Lori Brown co-organized a design action for Jackson Women’s Health Organization in Jackson, MS in 2014. In addition, she curated, organized, and participated in Feminist Practices, an international group of women designers and architects whose work engages feminist methodologies which was published as an edited book, Feminist Practices: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Women in Architecture in 2011. In 2008, Lori Brown was awarded the American Institute of Architects Diversity Best Practice Honorable Mention and a commendation for the Milka Bliznakov Prize for the Feminist Practices exhibition 2008. In 2012, she co-launched with Nina Freedman, ArchiteXX, a women and architecture group in New York City. This group seeks to raise the awareness of women in architecture, create support and mentoring networks and create design actions broadening the exposure of architecture out in the world.
She has been awarded several artist residencies and her work has been exhibited widely. Lori Brown is a registered architect in the state of New York, and a member of the American Institute of Architects and the American Association of University Women. Lori Brown was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in February 2022.