Feminine Power and the Making of Modern Architectural History

Jaqueline Tyrwhitt (left); Alison Smithson (right).

Jaqueline Tyrwhitt (left); Alison Smithson (right).

Organized by Women in Design (WiD), a student group at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and drawing on a range of archival materials, “Feminine Power and the Making of Modern Architectural History” juxtaposes Jaqueline Tyrwhitt (1905–1983) and Alison Smithson (1928–1993), two women at the center of the transnational network of theoreticians and practitioners who shaped the post-war architecture and urbanism movement. Through writings, photographs, and drawings, this exhibition celebrates women’s under-recognized voices in the making of modern architectural history in order to cultivate new perspectives on gender and power within the Harvard GSD community and beyond.