Lori Brown’s creative practice focuses on the relationships between architecture and social justice issues with particular emphasis on gender and its impact upon spatial relationships in hopes to broaden the discourse and involvement of architecture in our world. Her two books include Feminist Practices: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Women in Architecture, an edited collection of a group of international women designers and architects employing feminist methodologies in their creative practices (2011) and Contested Spaces: Abortion Clinics, Women’s Shelters and Hospitals exploring highly securitized spaces and the impact of legislation and the First Amendment’s affect upon such places (2013). She is working with two abortion clinics on design interventions for their public interface. Her two current book projects include Birthing Centers, Borders and Bodies and co-editing the Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture 1960-2015 with Dr. Karen Burns. She is the co-founder and leads ArchiteXX, www.architexx.org, a women and architecture group in New York City. Through ArchiteXX she is a co-curator of the currently travelling exhibition Now What?! Advocacy, Activism and Alliances in American Architecture since 1968. She is a Professor and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the School of Architecture Syracuse University and a registered architect in New York state.