Professor Wilson will speak about her design and academic research which investigates space, political and cultural memory in black America. Her work focuses on race and modern architecture, new technologies and the social production of space, and visual culture in contemporary art, film and, new media. She is a founding member of Who Builds Your Architecture? (WBYA?) - an advocacy project to educate the architectural profession about the problems of globalization and labor. Her practice Studio And has been a competition finalist for lower Manhattan’s African Burial Ground Memorial and the Smithsonian’s National Museum for African American History and Culture (with Diller Scofidio + Renfro).
Professor Wilson teaches Architectural Design, History & Theory at Columbia GSAPP, and also serves as both co-director of the Global Africa Lab and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Research in African American Studies.