Now What?! Advocacy, Activism and Alliances in American Architecture Since 1968 Upcoming Events

While were devastated to hear the news of the fire at Parsons, we are so thankful for the outpouring of support by our friends and colleagues in New York. We are thrilled to have found venues for our April events that were slated to occur in the gallery at Parsons alongside our exhibition, Now What?!.

Thanks to Columbia University, the Museum of Modern Art, Prime Produce, BLDG 92, and e-flux for their generosity and support of this project.

Please see the full listing below, and we look forward to seeing you there!

*Note: events not listed here will be rescheduled to coincide with the exhibition when it makes its New York debut, still tbc.


Now What?! curators
Lori Brown, Andrea J. Merrett, Sarah Rafson

Feminist Syllabus Workshop hosted by the Feminist Art and Architecture Collaborative: April 21–22, 1–6pm. Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, Buell Hall 300S, 515 West 116th Street

Pre-registration required (unfortunately, closed now!)
The Feminist Pedagogy Workshop seeks to engage the classroom in the core ideas of feminist principles: collaboration, intersectionality, and empowerment. The day will begin with a Privilege Walk and then continue with breakout group sessions to ultimately create a collective manifesto.
ArchiteXX Reading Group: Tuesday, April 17,  7–9pm, Museum of Modern Art, Architecture + Design Offices, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building Center, 4 West 54th Street

A special edition of the reading group will discuss three texts related to the Now What?! exhibition.

Harraway, Donna. “Cyborg Manifesto.” 1985.

Ferree, Myra Marx and Carol McClurg Mueller. “Feminism and the Women’s Movement: A Global Perspective.” The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements. Eds. David A. Snow, Sarah A. Soule and Hanspeter Kriesi. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2007.576-607.

Lorde, Audre. “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House”

“Age, Race, Class and Sex: Women Redefining Difference.” Sister Outsider. Freedom, CA: The Crossing Press, 1984. 110-113, 114-123.


Beyond Patronage Panel: Tuesday, April 24, 6–7:30pmPrime Produce – a guild for social good, 424 W 54th St

Moderated by the editors of Beyond Patronage (Joyce Hwang, Martha Bohm, Gabrielle Printz), featuring presenters:

Xiaoxi Chen Laurent, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Nicholas Korody and Joanna Kloppenburg, Adjustments Agency

Colleen Tuite, GRNASFCK + 1.5 Rooms

Paula Vilaplana de Miguel, fru*fru +  Vilaplana & Vilaplana

Presenters will each produce a Diagram of Exchanges, which will articulate and visualize the relationships that both structure and emerge from their work. If architects and patrons are assuming new guises within the relational armature of architectural practice, how can we further discern these relationships and exchanges, and their effects?


APA Panel: Building Community Assets Through the Arts: Wednesday, April 25, 6:30–8:30pm, Brooklyn Navy Yards, BLDG 92, 63 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn

This is a free event. Register here.

The APA Arts and Culture Subcommittee seeks to amplify the value of arts and culture in urban planning to achieve, social, environmental, and quality of life goals. The Subcommittee provides education, strategy, and guidance for incorporating arts and culture into policy and development initiatives in the New York Metro area. This panel entitled “Building Community Assets Through the Arts,” will explore how art organizations, cultural institutions, and creative practitioners are using the arts as a means of mobilizing and activating communities in flux.


Closing MiXX Happy Hour: Thursday, April 26, 7–9pme-flux, 311 E Broadway, 2rd floor
The MiXX Happy Hour is a monthly networking and socializing opportunity, in conjunction with our Women in Architecture and Planning MeetUp Group. Everyone is welcome! This month we especially welcome ArchiteXX volunteers, colleagues, and collaborators from other organizations to join as we strengthen our alliances and raise a glass together.