BWAF launches its Pioneers Series with a film screening and lecture
FILM – 100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright
At a time when few architectural firms would hire women, Frank Lloyd Wright unhesitatingly employed women, giving them both the training and the opportunity to practice. Ultimately, over 100 women architects and designers worked with Wright, many of them going on to remarkable careers of their own.
This is a BWAF-produced film written and directed by Beverly Willis, FAIA.
LECTURE – Marion Mahony Griffin Re-Considered by Dr. Anna Rubbo
As this year marks Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday it is timely to re-consider a central figure in his early practice. Architect Marion Mahony worked in Wright’s studio from 1895-1909, and went on to collaborate with Walter Burley Griffin on the 1911 winning design for Australia’s national capital, Canberra. Rubbo will explore some of MMG’s contributions to architecture, urbanism and landscape architecture in the US, Australia and India, and reflect on her contemporary relevance.
Dr. Anna Rubbo has published widely on the architect Marion Mahony Griffin, and in 2009 gave the inaugural Marion Mahony Griffin Annual Lecture at the National Library in Canberra. She wrote the Chicago Elmhurst History Museum exhibition In her own right: Marion Mahony Griffin (October – March 2017), now showing in Mason City Iowa. You can learn more about this exhibition here:
Since 2012, Rubbo has been a Senior Researcher in the Center for Sustainable Urban Development at Columbia University.
*Proceeds from this screening will be used to benefit the website Pioneering Women of American Architecture
WHEN: Wednesday, June 28, 6-8 pm
WHERE: Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012