After our regularly scheduled committee meeting and announcements, in celebration of Pride Month, WIA will facilitate a discussion around the use of the non-gendered linguistic identifier “Womxn.” The term can be used to signal the inclusion of those who have traditionally been excluded from the feminist discourse.
Sara Ngan, AIA, LEED AP will facilitate a discussion with LGBTQIA+ designers. The panelists, Vanessa Hill, A.L. Hu, and Sami Sikanas will share their experiences of being out in the industry, the effects of gendered terminology, and discuss how our community can become more inclusive. An interactive dialogue will follow.
Learn how gender identifiers impact everyone, and who has ownership of the term womxn.
If you have questions or are considering attending a meeting for the first time, contact each committee’s co-chairs for more information at aiany.org/committees.
Vanessa Hill, RA | she, her, hers
Senior Principal, Robert John Hills
A.L. Hu, AIA, NOMA, EcoDistricts AP | they, them, theirs
Design Initiatives Manager, Ascendant
Sara Ngan, AIA, LEED AP
Senior Associate | FXCollaborative
Sami Sikanas | she, her, hers
Intermediate Landscape Architectural Designer, Marvel Architects