Evidence of a Treasure: For the Future – Creating Constellations, Celebrations, and the Tracery of a Network.
Thursday, Oct. 22, noon-1:30 p.m.
Come and find out how you can be a part of the ongoing work of the International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) to create a beautiful mosaic of women’s involvement in architecture with three glimpses into the IAWA constructing an invitation to you.
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The event is free but registration is required.
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Members of the Executive Committee of the IAWA Center are hosting an experiential session at Architecture Exchange East (ArchEx) 2019 to propel knowledge of under-represented groups and frequently hidden methods in architecture. The 90-minute workshop, titled “The Power of a Women’s Archive: Revealing Diverse Cultures,” will take place on Friday, Nov. 8. You can register to participate online.
To capture the experience of building an archive in real-time, women architects and designers attending ArchEx 2019 are invited ahead-of-time to contribute one piece of original flatwork, accompanied by a CV, and a handwritten paragraph noting the work’s significance, describing how this piece sparked a breakthrough in their education or practice. Flatwork may include sketches, drawings, diagrams, collages, prints, screenprints, photographs, outlines or synopses of written work, among others, artifacts of a “revelatory moment.”
All ArchEx attendees and workshop participants are invited to contribute an original work by other women. Work collected for this exhibition will become a part of the 1×1 collection of the IAWA.
The exhibit will be on display on Thursday, Nov. 7 and during the session on Friday, Nov. 8 at 8:45 a.m. In order to prepare the display and the discussion, the moderators request that you mail the material, CV, and the accompanying text by Nov. 1, 2019 to: IAWA Center c/o Prof. Donna Dunay School of Architecture + Design (MC 0205), 201 Cowgill Hall, Virginia Tech 1325 Perry St., Blacksburg, VA 24061 United States