A Statement from the Black Student Alliance at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation [BSA+GSAPP] to the Columbia GSAPP Dean, Faculty, and Administration
Black Faculty of GSAPP
A Statement from the Black Faculty of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Race, Space, and Architecture: Towards an Open Access Curriculum
Huda Tayob & Suzanne Hall
This project asks what a curriculum on space-making and race-making might look like with architecture and the designed world as a key reference point. We engage with how understandings of race-making might be extended through imagined and constructed forms of architecture.
Mabel O. Wilson
An article published in 2016.
Race and Design Texts
A growing list of resources, ranging from PDFs of books and articles to audio/visual resources to masterlists that address a wide range of subjects relating to the practice, theories, technology, social implications, etc of design-related fields.
Race, Space, and the Law
Desiree Valadares, UC Berkeley
This reading list explores the law’s historical role in the constitution of space, place, the body, and various other modalities of belonging in the U.S. The focus lies primarily on integrating legal history texts into architectural scholarship to examine race (and its intersections) and to trace changing legal notions of property, territory, nationhood, and citizenship. A range of scholarship, from disability studies, public health, architectural history, legal history, environmental justice, whiteness studies, immigration studies, gender and sexuality studies, animal studies, and housing and urban studies in addition to recent literature on prisons, militarization, and waste is included.
The Decolonizing Design Reader
This reader is an attempt to gather materials to begin the process of EXPANDING and making design more inclusive. It is about reading and engaging with others. It is by far from complete, actually, it will never be finished. We have so much to read and consider to expand design. ¡Adelante!
See link for list of all contributors
This reading list was collectively produced by a group of architectural historians, art historians, architects, and urbanists in reaction to the August 2017 events in Charlottesville. We have assembled a series of readings on how race and racism are constructed with spatial means, and on how in turn space can be shaped by racism. The list is meant primarily as a teaching resource and is open for viewing and sharing.