What I Learned from Architect Barbie

OWA Admin - Jun 13, 2011 4:07PM

[Josh Wallaert sends us this link]

Dear Directors of the Organization of Women Architects and Design Professionals,

Greetings from Places, the online journal of architecture, landscape, and urbanism.

I'm pleased to share that we've just published an essay that may interest you: "What I Learned from Architect Barbie," by Despina Stratigakos, the architectural historian who lobbied Mattel for an architect version of the iconic doll. She writes about consulting for the design process -- how Architect Barbie got the pink jacket and the black ankle boots -- and about participating in an architecture workshop with young girls at the AIA convention in New Orleans.

I thought friends and followers of the OWA might enjoy the link.

It's here on our home page: http://places.designobserver.com/
And in a permalink: http://places.designobserver.com/feature/what-i-learned-from-architect-barbie/27638/

Later this week we'll follow with a review of real-world architect Marion Mahony Griffin.


Josh Wallaert
Assistant Editor, Places
phone: (612) 235-4753

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