Women In Design

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Women in Design (WiD) is a student group working to increase the visibility of practicing women designers and to further incorporate their experiences and knowledge into our education at the Graduate School of Design. It offers a supportive network and a critical forum in which students discuss topics ranging from studying at the GSD to operating in the professional environment. Events and meetings are aimed at connecting the GSD community to the larger professional and academic context, representing the full range of activities of women in the design fields.

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Petitioning Martha Thorne - Executive Director, Keith Walker, Lord Palumbo

The Pritzker Architecture Prize Committee: Recognize Denise Scott Brown for her work in Robert Venturi's 1991 Prize

Women in architecture deserve the same recognition as their male counterparts. Denise Scott Brown's contributions were seminal to her partner Robert Venturi winning the prize in 1991. It was an unfortunate oversight by the Pritzker Architecture Prize committee to deny her of the recognition she undoubtedly had earned. We demand that Denise Scott Brown be retroactively acknowledged for her work deserving of a joint Pritzker Prize. Brown had been a co-partner for over 22 years in their practice Venturi Scott Brown and Associates and played a critical role in the evolution of architectural theory and design alongside Venturi for over 30 years. She co-authored the 1972 book Learning from Las Vegas, among others. However, her role as “wife” seemed to have trumped her role as an equal partner when the Pritzker jury chose to only honor her husband, Venturi. “Let’s salute the notion of joint creativity.” - Denise Scott Brown For women's equality to become a reality today, we need to rectify the mistakes of the past. Help change history by demanding equal recognition for equal work.   Show your support on the Facebook page  #PritzkerForBrown   Links: New York Times The New Yorker Huffington Post Archdaily Pritzker Architecture Prize  

Women In Design
20,483 supporters