Institutional Racism: A Syllabus, JSTOR DailyThis context seems vital for discussions both inside and outside the classroom. The following articles, published over the course of JSTOR Daily’s five years try to provide such context. As always, the underlying scholarship is free for all readers. We have now updated this story with tagging for easier navigation to related content, will be continually updating this page with more stories, and are working to acquire a bibliographic reading list about institutionalized racism in the near future. (Note: Some readers may find some of the stories in this syllabus or the photos used to illustrate them disturbing. Teachers may wish to use caution in assigning them to students.)
‘Race’ and Space: What is ‘race’ doing in a nice field like the built environment?, The Bartlett, UCL Faculty of the Built Environment This curriculum is our response to our collective reflection on built environment curricula, which in general avoid issues of ‘race’ despite a strong and inextricable link between ‘race’ and space. The curriculum is designed for self-directed study. You are encouraged to dip in and out of the themes that interest you the most, to move back and forth between the core readings and primary resources, and to continually revisit themes as your understanding grows and you are able to draw out more relevant lessons. This is a flexible resource to be used in ways that are helpful and hopefully enjoyable.
Taubman College: Anti-Racism Resource Guide, Taubman College Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team led by Joana Dos Santos Welcome to the Taubman College Anti-Racism Resource Guide. This guide is intended as a collective space for learning, support, and sharing. Throughout the guide, you will find multiple ways of accessing the same information and ways you can contribute to racial equity in your personal and professional life.
Space/Race Reading List, See link for list of all contributorsThis 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.
Anti-Racism Design Resources, SPACE INDUSTRIES and ELL This document is intended to uplift Black design communities, serve as a resource for communities in need of pro bono design services, and serve as a resource to non-Black and white people to deepen our anti-racism work within design disciplines. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.
A Call To Explore: Design, Race, and the Built Environment, The GSD Community The African American Design Nexus is an initiative developed by the Frances Loeb Library in collaboration with the GSD African American Student Union. Our mission is to showcase and initiate conversation about the work of Black designers throughout the world and to critically re-examine the legacy of racial discourses in modern and contemporary design thinking and practice. Part of this mission is to curate an open-access bibliography that will lift up diverse voices and perspectives of the past and present while also inspiring a paradigm shift for the future of pedagogy and practice.
Reading List: Decolonization and anti-racism, Verso Books Books that challenge the notion of empire and offer a history of anti-colonial, anti-racist struggle.A reading list of key books on the history on anti-colonial resistance and movements for liberation.
To Learn and Share, Association for Community Design Established in 1977, the Association for Community Design (ACD) is a network of individuals, organizations, and institutions committed to increasing the capacity of planning and design professions to better serve communities. ACD serves and supports practitioners, educators, and organizations engaged in community-based design and planning.
A Reading List from SCI-Arc’s Assistant Librarian, Stefanie Crump SCI-Arc's Assistant Librarian Stefanie Crump has curated a cross-disciplinary selection of recently published books and essays acquired by the Kappe Library. The readings featured in this list delve deeply into theoretical and historical investigations of modernity within art, design, and architecture, as contextualized through Blackness, structures of institutional power, global cultural shifts, Afrofuturism, queerness, and much more.
Race, Architecture, Social Equity, Daniel A. Barber, Associate Professor & Chair of the Graduate Group (PhD Program), UPenn Weitzman School of Design This arena channel is intended as a resource for explorations into race, architecture and social equity...
Statement and Resources on Race and Architecure, The Architectural League NY
Resources for reading and viewing on race and architecture, compiled by Mario Gooden, with Mabel O. Wilson and the Architectural League staff
Resources for Racial Justice in Design, Preeti Sodhi
Patias Fantasy World Welcome to the Fantasy World Master List oF Resources on How to Dismantle Systemic Racism
Resources for Educators/ Parents/Kids Literature on Priviledge Whiite/Nonblack POC
Stand Alone Resources
Richard Dozier. “The Black Architect at Yale.” Design Quarterly, no. 82/83, 1971, pp. 16–18. JSTOR.
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Ganton, Samuel, et al. "Treaty Lands, Global Stories: Designing an Inclusive Curriculum." Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada / Le Journal de la Société pour l'étude de l'architecture au Canada, volume 43, number 2, 2018, p. 15–25.
Gürel, Meltem Ö., and Kathryn H. Anthony. “The Canon and the Void: Gender, Race, and Architectural History Texts.” Journal of Architectural Education (1984-), vol. 59, no. 3, 2006, pp. 66–76. JSTOR.
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Amber Wiley, “Schools and Prisons,” The Aggregate website (Not Peer Reviewed), Volume 2, March, 2015.
Joy Knoblauch, “Defensible Space and the Open Society,” The Aggregate website (Not Peer Reviewed), Volume 2, March, 2015.
The Color of Fear, by Lee Mun Wah
- Sekou Cooke. “Opinion: Blackout-Amplifying the Voices of Blackness Within Architecture.” Architectural Record
- David Brooks. “How to Do Reparations Right.” The New York Times.
- Matt Hickman. “A Chorus of Outrage.” The Architect’s Newspaper.
- Matt Hickman. “Time to Make a Change.” The Architect’s Newspaper.
- Irene Vazquez. “Absent By Design: Fifty-five years of racial exclusion at the Yale School of Architecture.” The Politic.
Meghanlata Gupta. ”Indigenous women and the power of Indigenous architecture at Yale.” Indian Country Today.
- Robin Pogrebin. “Curators Urge Guggenheim to Fix Culture That ‘Enables Racism.’” The New York Times.