Mithun (Pier 56 / 1201 Alaskan Way #200, Seattle)
w/ special guests Roxanne Hamilton, Dakota Keene & Keli Hagen Parrett
Following happy hour/review of Seattle central waterfront history, we will walk the waterfront to capture takeout from nearby Ivar's Pier 54 Fish Bar (among other nearby options), returning to Mithun for conversation over supper about design of native places, initiated by 3 observers/practitioners.
Beer & wine @ $5 payable on site by cash or check.
Native Seattle: Histories from the Crossing-Over Place
The Y list (to date, ongoing): Lydia Aldredge, Brooke Alford, Katey Bean, Marie Blackburn, Angela Brady, Donna Jean Brown, Meredith Clausen, Stacie Conway, Kimberly Deriana, Lottie Eskilsson, Sona Greenberg, Lauren Hamilton, *Roxanne Hamilton, Becca Hanson, Ceyrena Kay, *Dakota Keene, Valerie Kinast, Rachael Kitagawa, Carrie Koenig, Monica Lake, Carolyn Law, *Keli Hagen Parrett, Lynn Perkins, Rebecca Pheasant-Reis, Emily Russell, Brenda Snyder, Tyra Sorenson, Peg Staeheli, Colleen Thorpe, Anne Vernez Moudon, Ginger Voorhees, Cress Wakefield, Susan Wessman, Emily Wheeler, Ruri Yampolsky
Women Making Design History w/ special guests Lydia Aldredge, Ellen Miller-Wolfe, Karin Murr Link & others
Lydia edited the 1986 Allied Arts publication Impressions of Imagination: Terra Cotta Seattle, with sections prepared by Ellen & Karen.
Share a conversation over no-host supper (venue, details tba) w/ these & other women engaged in Seattle design history & preservation.
Handbook executive editor Rena Klein (originator of the WilDLife Practice Roundtable) & Seattle-area contributors (invited, not confirmed) Judy Beebe, Catherine Calvert, Mary Johnston, Susan Jones, Rachel Minnery, Kirsten Murray, & Marga Rose Hancock will share their experiences developing Handbook content for the 15th edition / November 2013 release.
WOMEN IN THE DIRT: Landscape Architects Shaping Our World
A documentary directed by Carolann Stoney highlights the work of seven women in the field.
Thaisa Way, author of Unbounded Practice: Women and Landscape Architecture in the Early Twentieth Century appears in the film & will lead discussion.
June 2013 update: Statistics on women architects, landscape architects, & engineers in WA:
According to the WA Department of Licensing/Board for Architects, women currently number 902 (15%) of 6,189 licensed architects in the state, and 241 (31%) of 773 landscape architects.
Of 24,659 engineers, women number 2,233 (9%): building systems 3 of 19 (16%), civil 1,674 of 15,304 (11%), environmental 88 of 212 (42%), mechanical 244 of 5,051 (5%), structural 94 of 1,525 (6%).
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