Appel à communication : « Women Inventors in Architecture, 1700–2000 – International Archive of Women in Architecture 2018 Symposium ».

Michel Hubert Descours, Portrait de Marie-Jacqueline Descours (1718 – 1777) dans son intérieur, vers 1740, huile sur toile, 149 x 113 cm.

Type : Appel à communication.
Date limite de l’appel : 15 décembre 2017.
Date de l’événement : 28-30 mars 2018.
Lieu : School of Architecture + Design, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.

For centuries, women in architecture have been involved in pushing the boundaries of architecture and architectural practice. Whether as registered architects, members and leaders of architectural firms, academics and scholars, or in any of the less conventional capacities, women have helped transform the discipline of architecture and the related design fields shaping the built environment. The 2018 IAWA Symposium invites abstracts that address specific women or gendered natures of architectural invention. We welcome papers that tackle subjects or inventions generated between the years 1700-2000, and that are international or domestic in scope. We seek papers that conceptualize architectural invention in its many guises, including (but not limited to) ideas, technology, form-making, modes of professional practice that present views into and histories of practices of women in architecture. We encourage abstracts that address how women’s practices have been expanded through invention, as well as how architectural practice has been expanded or impacted by inventions by women.

Please email 300-word abstract and a one-page CV to Donna Dunay, Chair, Board of Advisors, International Archive of Women in Architecture Center ( with the subject heading ‘2018 IAWA Symposium’.

The International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) was established in 1985 as a joint program of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. The purpose of the Archive is to document the history of women’s contributions to the built environment by collecting, preserving, and providing access to the records of women’s architectural organizations and the professional papers of women architects, landscape architects, designers, architectural historians and critics, and urban planners as well as the records of women’s architectural organizations, from around the world.