“A Century of Women in Architecture: A Short History”

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The Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts (OCSFA) is pleased to announce their popular Salon Series for Spring 2011.

On Thursday May 12, : “A Century of Women in Architecture: A Short History” by Susan Appleton, AIA, Rebecca Boles, AIA and Dr. Norma Figueroa, CAAPPR. All colleagues/assistant professors at UT Arlington and well respected for their work in architecture and research. They will present an illustrated lecture on the achievements and contributions of women in the field of architecture over the past 100 years. Among other topics, they will talk about the relationship developed between domestic architecture and women architects; the prevailing definition of the architect as male; and how gender relations have limited, and at the same time, given shape to the identity of the architect.

Dr. Norma Isa Figueroa, PH.D, MArch, CAAPPR, will be talking about the history of the profession from the gender perspective, analyzing newspaper articles about women architects in Puerto Rico from 1945 to 1980. Although her focus is women architects in Puerto Rico, these findings apply almost everywhere. It is a cultural study that reveals the challenges that the first women architects faced when joining the profession and how society preferred the male ideal.

The events will be held at the historic Turner House, home of the OCSFA, as part of their mission to be a resource for art and architecture:
Turner House: 401 N. Rosemont, 75208.
The presentations will all take place between 7:30 and 9 pm. Refreshments will be served. Tickets will be $15 for non-members and $10 for OCSFA members; Tickets can be purchased at the door or through their website: www.turnerhouse.org.

For more information please contact Kenda North, 214-563-9852,
kenda@kendanorth.com

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