SofA Lecture Series | Mabel O. Wilson, Columbia UniversityWhen: 1/28/2022
Mabel O. Wilson is the Nancy and George E. Rupp Professor in Architecture 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 Laborers at the University of Virginia. For The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, she is co-curator of the exhibition Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America (2021). She has authored 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). With Irene Cheng and Charles Davis, she co-edited Race and Modern Architecture: From the Enlightenment to Today (2020). She's a founding member of Who Builds Your Architecture? (WBYA?) a collective that advocates for fair labor practices on building sites worldwide.