The Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Women in Design (WiD) is honoring International Women’s Day 2017—Wednesday, March 8—with a full week of programming and celebrations involving students, faculty, and alumnae.
WiD’s event series kicks off on Thursday, March 2 with a 12:00 p.m. keynote talk from Petra Blaisse, founder and lead designer at Inside Outside.
The following week, WiD hosts a gallery opening and workshop with Doris Cole (MArch ’63) in the GSD’s Frances Loeb Library on Monday, March 6. Other events include a noontime talk on Tuesday, March 7 with assistant professor of architecture Jennifer Bonner (MArch ’09), design critic in architecture Zeina Koreitem (MDes ’16), and Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory/Associate Dean for Academic Affairs K. Michael Hays.
WiD will mark International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8 with, among other events, a reception featuring landscape architecture chair Anita Berrizbeita (MLA ’87), professor of urban planning (and urban planning program director) Ann Forsyth, urban planning & design chair Diane E. Davis, and professor of architecture (and architecture program director) Grace La (MArch ’95).
Women in Design is committed to advancing gender equity in and through design. Led by women, but open to all, WiD works to make the design field more equitable and open.
WiD has celebrated International Women’s Day annually since 2014. In addition to IWD events, WiD engages in various other initiatives and projects. Its Lineage Project is an ongoing effort to document the contributions that female GSD alumnae have made to design. The lineage work allows current GSD students to interview alumnae about their experiences both in school and in the workplace.
A full schedule of events for International Women’s Day 2017 appears below.