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.

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).

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

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