Around the world, women are seizing the reins to boost the presence of women architects and increase female contributors on Wikipedia, the world’s online encyclopedia. It’s no surprise that our loeblogger-at-large Caroline James (MArch ’14) is in the thick of it.
James and Arielle Assouline-Lichten (MArch ’13), the forces behind the petition to award Denise Scott Brown the 1991 Pritzker Architecture Prize, will kick off the edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim Museum at noon on October 15. They’ll be speaking about their experience with the petition and about the state of gender equity in the architectural profession. A further panel discussion will look at the history and contributions of women in the field. Tickets for the keystone event in NYC are free. But if you can’t join the Guggathon, there are similar events taking place all over the world and online. Wikipedia has the list of venues and all the links.
Read an interview with Caroline James and Arielle Assouline-Lichten on the Guggenheim website.