Sep 13th 2019

Now What?! Advocacy, Activism & Alliances in American Architecture since 1968

@ Co-Prosperity Sphere

3219 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60608

Opening Friday, September 13th, from 6:30PM - 8:30PM

On view through Wednesday, October 2nd

Now What?! Advocacy, Activism & Alliances in American Architecture since 1968t shows how the civil rights, women’s, and LGBTQ movements impacted every facet of US society, including architecture and design.,, links the Chicago design community to the larger social and political movements of the late 20th century. The exhibition foregrounds design practice while engaging viewers in critical conversations around history, progress, and the built environment. More information about all the programming for this exhibition can be found here.


Chicago has long been a hub for both architecture and progressive action of many kinds. In this event we will bring together women leaders to discuss organizations past and present that have been on the forefront of making architecture a more just and inclusive field.

Featuring: Chicago Women in Architecture, the history of the CARYATIDS, and the Illinois chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects.


Susan King (Principal, HED, Past President of CWA, Author of “Only Girl Architect Lonely,” Chicago Architecture: Histories Revisions Alternatives.)
Kathryn Anthony (ACSA Distinguished Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Smitha Vasan (President, National Organization of Minority Architects-Illinois Chapter)
Veselka Ivanovic (President, CWA)

Moderator: Sarah Rafson (Board member, ArchiteXX, Now What Co-Curator)

ARCHITEXX is a 501c3 non-profit organization for gender equity in architecture that seeks to transform the profession of architecture by BRIDGING THE ACADEMY AND PRACTICE. We are a cross-generational group of academics and practitioners, and our organization is open to all women-identifying people, allies, and those beyond the binary. We believe that seeds established in the academy and adopted in practice, are outdated models which perpetuate myths and unsustainable trends in the personal, private, and workplace group experience and public, client perception.

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