Sarah Rafson is a writer, editor, researcher, and curator who focuses on art, architecture, and  design. In 2016, she founded Point Line Projects, an editorial and curatorial agency. She received the 2017 Ann Kalla Professorship in Architecture at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture, where she continues to teach.


Call to Action: ArchiteXX, Now What?!, and Creating New Futures, Journal of Architectural Education, Volume 74, 2020 – Issue 2: Othering, with Lori Brown, Andrea J. Merrett, Roberta Washington

Pittsburgh’s MuseumLab renovation finds wonder in history, Architect’s Newspaper, November 20, 2019

Challenging the Canon – Rewriting History, panel with Jude Barber, Sarah Rafson, Madhavi Desai and Karen Burns, chaired by Julie Willis. Transformations: Actions on Equity Symposium, University of Melbourne School of Design, November 15, 2019

“Advertisements for Architecture: Bernard Tschumi,” in Bad Architectures. Praxis, Issue 15, October 2019

Advocating and Agitating: Women-Led Organizations, panel with Susan King, Kathryn Anthony, Smitha Vasan, and Veselka Ivanovic, organized and moderated by Sarah Rafson as a part of Now What?! Chicago, Co-Prosperity Sphere, September 13, 2019

The Woman in the Glass House: Lina Bo Bardi and the Pritzker Prize, Storyboard, Carnegie Museum of Art, Jul 31, 2019

Finding Women Architects in Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, Metropolis, August 30, 2019

New book grapples with ambitious, contentious moment in Pittsburgh’s urban history, Architect’s Newspaper, May 22, 2019

Now What?! Advocacy, Activism, and Alliances in American Architecture since 1968 Opening Lecture, University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, April 17, 2019

Good Neighbors: How Architecture Schools Are Rethinking Their Relationship to Rust Belt Cities, Metropolis, April 8, 2019

In Pittsburgh, Schoolhouse Electric Reimagines an Abandoned Midcentury Modern Building, Metropolis, February 25, 2019

Now What?! Advocacy, Activism & Alliances in American Architecture since 1968: Lecture & Vernissage, McGill University Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture, February 12, 2019

Ayla Abiad is Building BridgesColumns, AIA Pittsburgh, December 16, 2018

Seeking Shelter in a Threatening WorldAvery Shorts, Columbia University GSAPP, November 5, 2018

The 57th Carnegie International digs where it stands, Architect’s Newspaper, October 18, 2018

Grafton Architects: Generosity and Gender in Architecture, Storyboard, Carnegie Museum of Art, August 10, 2018.

Now What?! Advocacy, Activism, and Alliances in American Architecture since 1968, traveling exhibition, ArchiteXX, 2018-. Co-curated with Lori Brown, Andrea Merrett, and Roberta Washington.

Advocacy, Activism, and American Architecture since 1968, Alan H. Rider Distinguished Lecture, Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture, April 2, 2018. With special guest Carol Crandall.

Susan Abel MaxmanPioneering Women of American Architecture, Beverly Willis Architectural Foundation, 2018 

Collage City: Memory, Experience, and Depicting Dreams, Assemble Pittsburgh, November 1–30, 2017. With the wonderful, wistful works of Annie Yuxi.

What we can learn from Chicago’s CARYATIDS, the feminist curatorial collective that fought sexism in architecture. Chicago Architecture Biennial blog, June, 27, 2017

On Chicago’s CARYATIDS. Lumpen Radio Chicago, 105.5 FM, Buildings on Air, August 5, 2017

A brilliant plan for bikes? Brilliant Branch Rail-to-Trail would connect Pittsburgh neighborhoods, and beyond. Next Pittsburgh, July 17, 2017

How to Avoid Employee Burnout. Architect, May 12, 2017

Making Space: Five Women Changing the Face of Architecture. Film screening and panel discussion, University of Pittsburgh, March 27, 2017.

The CMU School of Architecture breaks the mold in showcasing #allfemale architects. Next Pittsburgh, March 22, 2017

Reflect, Reclaim, Redefine: Detroit’s Imani Day Wants a More Diverse and Engaged Profession. sub_teXXt, February 9, 2017

Pursuing Alternative Paths in The Name of Design. Architect, February 7, 2017

On architecture and the Women’s March. Lumpen Radio Chicago, 105.5 FM, Buildings on Air, August 5, 2017

How Design Thinking Is Changing Medicine. Metropolis, March 16, 2016

The AIA Gold Medal Goes to Venturi and Scott Brown: Progress and the Prize. Metropolis, December 8, 2015

3 New Films Showcase 7 Architects Redefining the Role of Women in Architecture. ArchDaily, March 8, 2015

The Power of a Watchdog: Lessons from Yale’s Peggy Deamer. sub_teXXt, February 20, 2015

C.A.R.Y.A.T.I.D.S. Take on Atavistic Thinking in Design and Society. Pidgin 18: ETHICS, Princeton School of Architecture, November, 2014

Lygia Clark, Marina Abramović and the Performance-Art-Architecture Complex. Interventions, May 21, 2012

Rethinking the Architect. The Varsity, March 2, 2010