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Mabel O.


Wilson

Mabel O. Wilson
Architect
New York, NY
2011

This award was generously supported by the Ford Foundation.
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Mabel O. Wilson is an architect and scholar whose interdisciplinary practice includes designing buildings, creating speculative installations, and writing. Wilson also runs the design firm 6Ten Studio in New York. Her research examines the history of African American and black diasporic culture within the built environment and expands the Euro-American legacy of architectural discourse. Wilson’s book, Progress and Prospects: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums, will be published in 2012. She is Associate Professor at Columbia University.

Portrait photo courtesy Peter L. Tolkin.

  • Shroud of Memory, 2005; photo credit the artist