Last week the 2019 International Archive of Women in Architecture Center welcomed participants from around the world this week to the IAWA Center Symposium: Expanding the ‘Archive’. Latent Connections: Evidence and Speculation.

Prof. Rebecca Chestnutt, Architect, Berlin opened the symposium with her keynote talk – The Practical Nature of Utopian Visions. During the next two days, fourteen researchers including four international speakers, drew upon evidence from their research identifying latent connections bringing new knowledge to light.

Discussions throughout enlarged the scope of the work of women in architecture and the related design fields. Archives, as one presenter noted on Friday, provide “a well of evidence” awaiting human investigation – a mission of the IAWA.