Essays questioning the homogeneity of architecture practitioners, who remain overwhelmingly male and Caucasian, to help you create a field more representative of the population you serve. The book is the collected work of author Craig L. Wilkins, an African American scholar and practitioner.
In many vulnerable neighborhoods, structural racism and classism prevent residents from having a seat at the table when decisions are made about their community. In an effort to overcome power imbalances and ensure local knowledge informs decision-making, a new approach to community engagement is essential.
A reading list collectively produced by a group of architectural historians, art historians, architects, and urbanists in reaction to the August 2017 events in Charlottesville, and revisited in 2020 after the murder of George Floyd. Includes readings on how race and racism are constructed with spatial means, and on how in turn space can be shaped by racism.
The authors, in their own words, 'conceptualize notions of whiteness and Blackness in the US; delineate their architectural implications; and begin a discussion of how American architectural schools can address this issue explicitly.'
A highly interdisciplinary work, The Black Skyscraper reclaims the influence of race on modern architectural design as well as the less-well-understood effects these designs had on the experience and perception of race.
The author poses the question "why haven't black architects developed a Black Architecture that complements modernist black culture that is rooted in world-class blues, jazz, hip-hop music, and other black aesthetic forms?" Mitchell calls for a bold and inclusive "New (Black) Urbanism."
Presented here is a series of questions that interrogate and illuminate narratives of "African American architecture" and reveal compelling ways of translating the philosophical idea of the African Diaspora's experience into space.
A definitive volume on racialized landscapes in the United States. While featuring the black/white divide, the book also investigates Chinatowns, Latino landscapes in the Southwest and white suburban landscapes.
Offers multiple indigenous perspectives on architecture and design theory and practice. Indigenous authors from Aotearoa NZ, Canada, Australia, and the USA explore the making and keeping of places and spaces which are informed by indigenous values and identities.
Addresses the intersection of two disparate fields through a lively and diverse collection of essays and projects, including interdisciplinary investigations of literature, social history, home economics, and art history.
Building Sex: Men, Women, Architecture, and the Construction of Sexuality by Aaron Betsky
Publication Date: 1995
Architecture critic and curator Aaron Betsky takes a look at the man-made world and concludes that it is just that: made by men and not women.
Women continue to be very under-represented in the architectural profession, which has become defined by a narrow middle-class, heterosexual, Eurasian male perspective, out of kilter with today's diverse community. This book presents up and coming female architects and designers discussing their work, from local to global, to question what constitutes a feminist practice and to offer an alternative definition of architecture for the 21st century.
Women in Architecture is an essential work of reference.The volumes explore four themes: History and Identity; Extraordinary Practice; Wider Influence, and Employment and Education. The collection offers a holistic and non Euro-centric view of women in architecture, with good practice and inspiration from all parts of the world.
This book explores one of the crucial contexts within which the marginal status of disabled people is experienced: the interrelationships between disability, physical access, and the built environment.
Rather than putting disability at the end of the design process, centered on compliance, it sees disability and ability as creative starting points for the whole design process. It asks the intriguing question: can working from dis/ability actually generate an alternative kind of architectural avant-garde?