School of Architecture Lecture Series: Mabel O. Wilson, Columbia University, NY

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    • Wednesday March 2, 2016 - Thursday March 3, 2016
      1:00 pm - 2:59 pm
  • Location: Reinsch-Pierce Auditorium, East Architecture Building
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Tia Jewell
Communications & Events
School of Architecture
Georgia Tech


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Mabel O. Wilson received a doctorate in American Studies from NYU in 2007 and an M. Arch from Columbia University in 1991. As the Nancy and George E. Rupp Professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, she directs the program for Advanced Architectural Research, co-directs the Global Africa Lab, and is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Research in African American Studies in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Wilson is an award winning designer and scholar. Her collaborative design practices (KW: a and Studio &) have worked on speculative and built projects. The (a)way station, in the collection of SFMoMA, received a design award from ID Magazine and has been exhibited widely. Her practice has been a competition finalist for several important cultural institutions including lower Manhattan’s African Burial Ground Memorial (with Dean Wolfe Architects) and the Smithsonian’s National Museum for African American History and Culture (with Diller Scofidio + Renfro.) The Wexner Center for the Arts, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum’s Triennial, the Storefront for Art and Architecture, and SF Cameraworks have exhibited her installations. She is currently compiling the rich photographic archive from her book Negro Building into an experimental exhibit and database as part of the Becoming History Project. Her research on African Cities and modern architecture appeared in the video and photography exhibition Listening There: Stories from Ghana.

Q & A discussion to immediately follow.

Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium
Architecture East
245 4th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30332




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