“racial discourses of western architectural history from the Enlightenment to the present”
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The College Fix reports:
U. Buffalo-SUNY to host ‘Whiteness of American Architecture’ symposium
Coming this April: The University at Buffalo-SUNY will host an all-day confab devoted to a “critical history of the white cultural nationalisms” involved in 19th century American architecture.
Part of the “Race + Modern Architecture Project” which examines “racial discourses of western architectural history from the Enlightenment to the present,” the “Whiteness of American Architecture” symposium features a quintet of architectural historians who will provide answers to this central question:
“What definitions of American identity have historically influenced the most celebrated national architectural movements of the long nineteenth century, and how has this influence been manifested in the labor relations, ideological commitments and material dimensions of innovative architectural forms?”
More from the event description:
In the past, architectural historians have optimistically, and perhaps anachronistically, interpreted American architectural movements through the lens of an inclusive American liberalism that embraces people of all colors, nationalities and religious creeds. Yet such an understanding fails to examine these national movements from the lens of white settler colonialism and the exclusive cultural nationalist ideologies that were often intimated by their appropriation for various political purposes. How and when did American Architecture exclude certain groups of people by internalizing or otherwise normalizing the white nativist ideologies of American democracy?
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