Kibel Gallery Talk
Friday, October 3, 6:30 p.m.
feminist practices, interdisciplinary approaches
Lori Brown received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she spent her final year studying at the Ecole d’Architecture in Paris. Following, she received a Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University. Prior to teaching, she worked as an architect in New York City.
At the intersections of architecture, art, geography and women’s studies, Brown's work emerges from the belief that architecture can participate in and impact people’s everyday lives. Her design, speculative work and classes all engage with the larger idea of broadening the discourse and involvement of architecture in our world. Focusing particularly on the relationships between architecture and social justice issues, she has currently placed emphasis on gender and its impact upon spatial relationships.
Brown has recently been working with the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation designing a Library of Feminism, the Upstate University Hospital renovation design for a chapel that was awarded an AIA Unbuilt Design Award, and a local architect designing housing for single mothers recently released from incarceration. She is also investigating the space of abortion clinics and how legal rulings impact First Amendment rights.
Brown has been awarded artist residencies at Macdowell, Jentel and Caldera, and her work has been exhibited widely and published in 306090, gender forum, Journal of International Women’s Studies and ACME, the journal of critical geography.
Brown's teaching builds upon her interdisciplinary interests and goals of challenging the gendered academic landscape with alternative pedagogical methods. Brown’s seminar classes have been cross-listed, drawing students from art, architecture, women’s studies, geography and law. In 2006, she and Alison Mountz in Geography were awarded a Chancellor’s citation for their collaborative course, Boundaries In Syracuse.