Private Choices Public Spaces


September 18, 2014 - October 2, 2014

Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries

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Lecture, Panel Discussion and Opening reception: Wednesday, September 24, 7:00 p.m.

Design is a powerful, effective and often under-utilized tool in addressing the complexities of contested spaces. How can design enable dialogue in contested public spaces? Private Choices Public Spaces is grounded in the work recently published Lori Brown’s book, Contested Spaces: Abortion Clinics, Women’s Shelters and Hospitals. To frame the conversation, Lori will share a brief overview of her research on the legal and legislative decisions impacting the architecture and geography of access to reproductive healthcare. The panel to follow will further illuminate this socially and politically charged issue and how design intersects in expanding the conversation.

ArchiteXX MiXX: Thursday, September 25, 7:00 p.m.

MiXX is the monthly ArchiteXX organizational meeting to review ongoing initiatives and opportunities for participation. Women who are students, practitioners and academics in all stages of their career development are invited. As usual, this meeting is pot luck.

Film screening and discussion: Friday, September 26, 7:00 p.m.

Filmaker Maisie Crow and writer Alissa Quart have created a personal portrait of the effects of abortion restrictions in Mississippi in The Last Clinic. Using excerpts from their soon to be completed film, this panel brings together key stake holders in Mississppi to discuss the ramifications for women seeking care in Mississippi and ways the Jackson’s Womens Health Organization is successfully remaining open despite legislative efforts to permanently close the clinic.

How can design enable dialogue in contested public spaces? Contribute your ideas to this participatory architectural installation and join in the discussion at the series of events for the ArchiteXX-led design action for the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi.

Curators: Lori Brown, Kimberly Tate

Exhibition Designers: Ashley Simone, Michele Gorman, Irina Schneid, Lisa Maione

Supported, in part, by Abortion Conversation Project, Syracuse University School of Architecture, and Thomas Gallione, Ryan Associates, Megan Offner, New York Heartwoods

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