Lecture: The Hidden Bodies of Modernist Architecture with Despina Stratigakos, Ph.D.

Thursday, Feb 9, 2023 6 – 7 pm

Columbia College Chicago
600 S. Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

On Thursday, February 9, from 6-7 p.m., join us for Lecture In Photography with Despina Stratigakos, Ph.D. Despina Stratigakos is a writer, historian, and professor. Her research explores how power and ideology function in architecture, whether in the creation of domestic spaces or of world empires.

Stratigakos is the author of Where Are the Women Architects? (2016), which investigates why architecture remains a male citadel and how a new generation of activists is transforming the profession. Her book A Women’s Berlin: Building the Modern City (2008), which traces the history of a forgotten female metropolis, won the 2009 German Studies Association DAAD Book Prize. Stratigakos was co-creator of Architect Barbie, released by Mattel in 2011 to inspire young girls to make their mark on a profession in which women remain vastly underrepresented. is a Professor of Architecture at the University at Buffalo.

This program is presented in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

About The Event

Image: Shannon Bool, Bombshell 4, 2018