Time and Place

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: SARUP Gallery – AUP146

This exhibition is Sponsored by Wisconsin Preservation Fund Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren.

Exhibition Summary

Now What?! Advocacy, Activism & Alliances in American Architecture since 1968 is a traveling exhibition that links the design community to larger social and political movements of the late 20th century, placing design practice in the foreground and engaging viewers in critical conversations around history, progress, and the built environment. After appearing in cities across North America and abroad, this lecture marks the opening of Now What?! at the School of Architecture & Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee by discussing highlights from the history of activism and the process of writing a collective history of the discipline.

Exhibition news release


Lori Brown is a co-founder of ArchiteXX, a New York-based women and architecture organization. She is a professor and director of diversity, equity and inclusion at Syracuse University and her two books include: Feminist Practices: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Women in Architecture, and Contested Spaces: Abortion Clinics, Women’s Shelters and Hospitals. She is a 2021 Emerging Voices recipient and received the 2016 Beverly Willis Foundation Leadership Award.

Andrea J. Merrett received her PhD in architecture history from Columbia University, writing her dissertation on the history of feminism in US architecture. She is a graduate of the professional program in architecture at McGill University.”


Sarah Rafson is an architectural writer, editor, curator, and researcher. She is the Curator of Public Programs at Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture, where she was the 2017-18 Ann Kalla Professor and she continues to teach. In 2016, Sarah founded Point Line Projects, an editorial and curatorial agency that develops books and exhibitions about architecture, art, and design.

Roberta Washington is principal at Roberta Washington Architects, PC, which she founded in 1983. She is the past president of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and an advisory board member of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation. She frequently lectures about the history of African Americans in architecture and has researched and written about early black women architects.

Need Directions?

Get directions to The School of Architecture and Urban Planning building at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is located at 2131 East Hartford Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Questions, comments?

All Exhibition are free and open to the public.
Additional information about the lectures and exhibitions can be found by contacting the main reception at (414) 229-4014, and by emailing any inquiries to Alex Timmer.