Lori Brown is a professor 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 cofounded and leads ArchiteXX, a New York City-based group that raises awareness of women in architecture, creates support and mentoring networks, and broadens the exposure of architecture. 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 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, with Karen Burns, is co-editing the Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture 1960-2015.