Carleton University will host the Forum Lecture: Studio&: A Black Study presented by Mabel O. Wilson. Wilson will use her work to ask the question: How can the practice of architecture become a “Black study?”

When: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

About the Speaker

Wilson is a professor in Architecture, Planning and Preservation and a professor in African American and African Diaspora Studies at Columbia University. She also serves as the director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies and co-directs Global Africa Lab. With her practice Studio&, she is a collaborator in the architectural team that recently completed the memorial to enslaved African American labourers at the University of Virginia.

She is a founding member of Who Builds Your Architecture? (WBYA?), a collective that advocates for fair labour practices on building sites worldwide.

Wilson is also the author of Begin with the Past: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture (2017) and Negro Building: African Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums (2012).

She co-edited the recently published volume, Race and Modern Architecture: From the Enlightenment to Today (2020).

For the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), she is co-curator of the exhibition, Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America (February 2021).

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