Lori Brown is Professor and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the School of Architecture at Syracuse University.
Her creative practice focuses on the relationships between architecture and social justice issues with particular emphasis on gender and its impact upon spatial relationships. She co-founded and leads ArchiteXX, a women and architecture group in New York City that works to raise the awareness of women in architecture, create support and mentoring networks and take design actions broadening the exposure of architecture out in the world. Their current traveling exhibition, Now What?! Advocacy, Activism & Alliances in American Architecture since 1968, has been supported by the Graham Foundation, New York State Council for the Arts, and the National Endowments for the Arts.
Brown has published Feminist Practices: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Women in Architecture (2011) and Contested Spaces: Abortion Clinics, Women’s Shelters and Hospitals (2013). She is currently working on a new book, Birthing Centers, Borders and Bodies, and is co-editing Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture 1960-2015, with Karen Burns.