Architecture & Race

Week 2 Architecture and Race

Curated by Annmarie Adams
Moderated by Tania Gutiérrez Monroy

July 13, 2020

Required readings

McInnis, Maurie Dee, and Louis P Nelson, ed. Educated in Tyranny: Slavery at Thomas Jefferson’s University. University of Virginia Press, 2019. Read Chapter 2.

Hurley, Amanda Kolson. “How the critics covered the NMAAHC,” Architect Magazine, 2016.
https://www.architectmagazine.com/design/how-the-critics-covered-the-nmaahc_o

Further readings

Cheng, Irene, et al., eds. Race and Modern Architecture: A Critical History from the Enlightenment to the Present. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020. The introduction is a good overview of the book.

Harris, Dianne. “Seeing the Invisible: Re-examining Race and Vernacular Architecture.” Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture 13, no. 2 (2006) 96–105.

Upton, Dell. “White and Black Landscapes in Eighteenth-Century Virginia.” Places 2, no. 2 (1984). https://placesjournal.org/assets/legacy/pdfs/white-and-black-landscapes-in-eighteenth-century-virginia.pdf.

Ginsburg, Rebecca. “‘Come in the Dark’: The Place of Domestic Workers’ Rooms in Apartheid-Era Johannesburg.” Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture 8 (2000): 83-100.

*On race and architectural history in general, check out: https://www.sah.org/about-sah/news/sah-news/news-detail/2020/06/10/resources-for-learning-and-teaching-about-race-and-architecture

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