Can We Forget? A Memorial to Enslaved Laborers: Lecture by Mabel O. Wilson

Work by Mabel O. Wilson

Hosted by the School of Architecture


February 07, 2022 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Join us in person for the Spring 2022 CAPLA Lecture Series, held at the Center for Creative Photography auditorium (1030 N. Olive Rd., just south of the CAPLA West Building).

Mabel O. Wilson
Nancy and George E. Rupp Professor in Architecture and Professor in African American and African Diaspora Studies, Columbia University

About Mabel O. Wilson



Mabel O. Wilson
Mabel O. Wilson. Photo by Dario Calmse.

Mabel O. Wilson is the Nancy and George E. Rupp Professor in Architecture and a professor in African American and African Diaspora Studies at Columbia University. She also serves as the director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies and co-directs Global Africa Lab. With her practice Studio&, she is a collaborator in the architectural team that recently completed the Memorial to Enslaved African American Laborers at the University of Virginia. With Irene Cheng and Charles Davis, she co-edited Race and Modern Architecture: From the Enlightenment to Today (2020). For the Museum of Modern Art, she was co-curator of the exhibition Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America (2021). She’s a founding member of Who Builds Your Architecture? (WBYA?), a collective that advocates for fair labor practices on building sites worldwide.

Event Contacts

Beth Weinstein