Mabel O. Wilson is Associate Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Graduate School of Architecture, a Fellow at the Institute for Research in African American Studies (IRAAS), Columbia University, and co-director of the Global Africa Lab. She is a founding member of Who Builds Your Architecture? (WBYA?)—an advocacy project to educate the architectural profession about the problems of globalization and labor. Her design work, scholarly research, and curatorial projects investigate space, politics and cultural memory in black America; race and modern architecture; new technologies and the social production of space; and visual culture in contemporary art, film and new media. She is the author of Begin with the Past: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture (2016) and Negro Building: African Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums (2012). Exhibitions of her work have been featured at the Art Institute of Chicago, Istanbul Design Biennale, Wexner Center for the Arts, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum’s Triennial, and the Storefront for Art and Architecture.