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Newsletter | May/Jun 2019

Volume 47:3
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IAWA meeting

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IAWA Collections Archivist, Samantha Winn and Director of Special Collections and Archivist, Aaron Purcell, PH.D. came to San Francisco to consult OWA members how to preserve their work records and donate them to an archive. A great number of members attended the meeting. They gave an introductory presentation and talked about their work in promoting and managing the collections.
This meeting was organized with the archivists by OWA+DP members Inge Horton and Wendy Bertrand, women (and men) architects around the San Francisco Bay area were invited and about half those attending were from OWA+DP. Several articles appear about this meeting in previous OWA+DP newsletters if you missed it.
The archivists visited several members in their home who desired extra attention with preparing their collection for donation to the IAWA.

The International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) was established in 1985 as a joint program of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. The purpose of the Archive is to document the history of women's contributions to the built environment by collecting, preserving, and providing access to the records of women's architectural organizations and the professional papers of women architects, landscape architects, designers, architectural historians and critics, and urban planners. For more information on how and what to donate please go here.

If you couldn't be able to attend the event, you can contact Samantha for more information.
Sam Winn, Archivist
Phone: 540-231-7486

Only 7 spots remain for the retreat! Sign up today!

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OWA+DP Retreat 2019: Housing and Gentrification
13-15 September 2019
Westerbeke Ranch, Sonoma, California

Join us for a weekend of conversation, fun, exercise, hiking, swimming, hot tub, massage, music, art, and delicious food. Give everybody a chance to know you better, develop closer ties with friends and colleagues, and return home inspired by new ideas from our group.

The Program:
Lecture by Clara Iraz-bal Zurita entitled Venezuela's Grand Housing Mission: Reversed Gentrification in Caracas and Implications for the US. Clara Iraz-bal is the Director of the Latinx and Latin American Studies Program and Professor of Planning with tenure in the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design (AUPD) at the University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC). Before joining UMKC in 2016, she was the Latin Lab Director and Associate Professor of Urban Planning in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, New York City. She received her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley and has two master degrees. In her research and teaching, she explores the interactions of culture, politics, and place making, and their impact on community development and socio-spatial justice in Latin American cities and Latinx and immigrant communities. She is the author of Urban Governance and City Making in the Americas: Curitiba and Portland (Ashgate, 2005) and the editor of Transbordering Latin Americas: Liminal Places, Cultures, and Powers (T) Here (Routledge 2014) and Ordinary Places, Extraordinary Events: Citizenship, Democracy, and Public Space in Latin America (Routledge 2008, 2015).

Panel discussion moderated by Cammy White on Social Equity and Affordable Housing.

Yuriza Jared with the Sang Matiz band Latin themed music for Saturday evening's entertainment.

Art project:
Watercolor workshop organized by Judy Rowe.

Saturday, in preparation for the musical performance in the evening, Anastasia Gordon from Amor do Samba will lead a Samba dance workshop. At the end of the weekend, on Sunday morning, Lisa Murray, Yoga Community, will lead us in a relaxing session of Yin yoga which targets connective tissue.

Book your reservation now: We have room for 50 guests.

Accommodations include access to gardens, swimming pool, adobe dining hall, and shared bedrooms in rustic cabins which all set in beautiful, Sonoma, wine country. Financial assistance for scholarships is available for students and those without employment. We encourage participants to join OWA+DP.

Fill out a registration form online here and pay with PayPal or send your registration form and fee to Heather Sprague below.

Contact retreat coordinator T. Rachel Slonicki at Little Elephant Architecture with questions. Email or call 510.704.0808 Rachel.

1732-OWA DP 2019 Retreat Registration Form.pdf

1732-OWA DP 2019 Retreat Registration Form.pdf

YAX scholarship award ceremony, 2019

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YAX's constituency is San Francisco public high school students. Youth from any SFUSD high schools can join, representing over a dozen schools citywide. The majority come from the OMI/Excelsior neighborhoods, with 6 different first languages, and diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
In 2019, OWA-DP generously provided a $1,000 scholarship to one of the student,Valentin Nguyen, based on her great skills and projects.

The award ceremony took place on Wednesday, May 15th 4-6pm at Lick Wilmerding High School. Leslie Golden from OWA steering committee attended the ceremony to present the award to Valentin.

16th annual Architecture + the City (September 1-30) - San Francisco

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Co-presented by AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design, the 16th annual Architecture + the City (September 1-30) takes place in San Francisco every September. This month-long celebration features San Francisco Living: Home Tours (September 21) as well as behind-the-scenes programs, walking tours, films, exhibitions, presentations and more that provide an excellent opportunity for all communities to experience architecture and design in a myriad of ways throughout the city.

This year's festival theme, “We the City”, aims to explore how cultural diversity and connectivity inspire and inform the built environment. From the Dogpatch to the Outer Sunset - San Francisco is a unique, diverse, and multi-generational mosaic. What connects (or disconnects) us? How will we reinforce keeping our city livable and sustainable?

For more information and purchase the ticket please go here.

Festival Program: Annabelle Udo-O'Malley
Manager, Public Programs | (415)874-2632

Sponsorship: Kendra Adams
Sponsorship + Partnership Manager | (415)874-2637

Salesforce Park Tour Guided by PWP Landscape Architecture

by AIA SF    |    Share #1365

This is a guided tour by PWP Landscape Architecture, the landscape architects of the new Salesforce Park. Measuring one block wide and four blocks long, Salesforce Park is a 5.4-acre roof park located on the top of the new Salesforce Transit Center designed by Pelli Clark Pelli (PCP).

When: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
12:40 - 2:30 PM

Where: Salesforce Transit Center, Grand Hall

For more info and registration please go here.
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