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For forty years the Organization of Women Architects and Design Professionals has been an active support network in the San Francisco Bay Area for the many women involved in architecture, building engineering, planning, landscape architecture, interior and graphic design, and related environmental design fields.

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Wed, Mar 14, 2018

Meet Up Event - UC Berkeley Lecture

OWA, Let's meet up! We'll send a reminder as the date gets closer to see who is interested and set a place to meet!

This lecture is presented by Room One Thousand, and it is part of the UC Berkeley Spring 2018 Architecture Lecture Series. Open to the public!

Location: 112 Wurster Hall
Time: 6:30-8pm

MARCH 14, 2018
Please join us for a talk with Peggy Deamer, Professor of Architecture at Yale University. This talk will focus on the positive implications of understanding the nature of architectural work as WORK. In order to be empowered as a designer, employee, and firm owner, it is important socially, economically, and personally to understand the nature of that work.

PEGGY DEAMER received a B.Arch. from The Cooper Union and a Ph.D. from Princeton University. She is a principal in the firm of Deamer Architects. Articles written by her have been published in Assemblage, Log, Perspecta, Harvard Design Review among other publications. She is the editor of Architecture and Capitalism: 1845 to the Present and The Architect as Worker: Immaterial Labor, the Creative Class, and the Politics of Design. She is co-editor of Building in the Future: Recasting Architectural Labor and BIM in Academia. She is the founding member of The Architecture Lobby, a group advocating for the value of architectural design and labor. Her current research explores the relationship between subjectivity, design, and labor in the current economy.

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