Mabel Wilson…at the Intersection of Representation and Tradition

September 23, 2022 $10 Museum Member | Free Student | $20 Non-member

In-person Program

Spotlight on Design is generously supported by the Revada Foundation of the Logan Family, and the Anthony and Keiko Greenberg Foundation.

How can architecture redefine our perception of history to include the voices of the silenced and the experiences of the powerless?

In April of 2021, the dedication of the Memorial for Enslaved Laborers was the culmination of an 11-year student-driven movement to recognize the more than 4,000 enslaved people who built and maintained the campus of the University of Virginia. Join as Mabel O. Wilson, the Nancy and George E. Rupp Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, and Glenn LaRue Smith, FSLA, Co-Founder and Design Director of PUSH Studio, have a conversation about her work on the Memorial and the ability of architecture to challenge tradition and redefine history.