Mabel O. Wilson, Professor, Architecture Columbia GSAPP to deliver the School of Architecture’s ‘Dean’s Lecture.’
Title of talk: ‘Notes on a Virginia Statehouse: Race, Slavery, and Jefferson’s America.’
Free and open to the public.
Mabel O. Wilson is a Professor of Architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation where she co-directs the Global Africa Lab and appointed as a Research Fellow at the Institute for Research in African American Studies. She has authored Begin with the Past: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture (2016) and Negro Building: African Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums (2012). Exhibitions of her work have been featured at the Art Institute of Chicago, Istanbul Design Biennale, Wexner Center for the Arts, and the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum’s Triennial. She was honored as a United States Artists Ford Fellow in architecture and design (2011) and named a YBCA 100, San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts annual list of inspirational creative minds (2016). She is a founding member of Who Builds Your Architecture?—an advocacy project to educate the architectural profession about the problems of globalization and labor.