Feminist architect to lecture Feb. 18 at SU’s School of Architecture
Feminist architect to lecture Feb. 18 atSU’s School of ArchitectureFebruary 13, 2004Amy Schmitzaemehrin@syr.edu
Noted architect and feminist scholar Alice T. Friedman will lecture at Syracuse University’s School of Architecture, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m., in room 108 of Slocum Hall. Friedman is a professor of architectural history at Wellesley College.
Author of “Women and the Making of the Modern Home: A Social and Architectural History,” Friedman has made significant contributions to the analysis of gender and sexuality in architecture, studying the design and use of architectural spaces and portraying women as patrons, especially of domestic architecture.
Her book “Little Boxes: Race and Representation in American Culture” focuses on the development, dissemination and popularization of images of blacks and whites as separate and distinct groups in American society during the 1950s, analyzing how the conceptual frameworks and cultural values gave rise to distinctive, youth-oriented counter-cultures organized around the tastes and social habits of black and white teenagers.
Other Friedman titles include “Primal Arts” and “House and Household in Elizabethan England: Wollaton Hall and the Willoughby Family.” Friedman holds a bachelor’s degree from Radcliffe College, a master’s from the University of London and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. The lecture is free and open to the public.