Reading Group

The reading group provides the space for exploration and discussion, furthering opportunities for sharing, cross-generational co-learning and a deepening of our understanding of the feminist tradition we are a part of. We read and discuss a variety of texts that examine new ideas, alternative models of business and practice through both recent articles and more classic titles.

Past Readings

2017-2018
Discrimination by Design: A Feminist Critique of the Man-made Environment, Leslie Weisman – 1992

Between The World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates – 2015

Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted-Out Cities, Mindy Fullilove – 2013

Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay – 2014

Behind Straight Curtains: Towards a Queer Feminist Theory of Architecture, Katarina Bonnevier -2007

2015-2015
Pedagogy and the Politics of the Body ,Sherry B. Shapiro – 1998

Architecture at the Edge of Everything Else, Eds. Esther Chois and Marrikka Trotter – 2010

New Frontiers of Space, Bodies and Gender, Rosa Ainley – 1998

Altering practices: Feminist politics and poetics of space, Eds. Diona Peterescu – 2007

The Sex of Architecture, Diane Agrest -1996

The Feminist Reconstruction of Space, Louise W. May – 2000

This is What We Do – A Muf Manual, Muf (Author), Katherine Shonfield, Adrian Dannatt – 2001

2013-2014
Teaching to Transgress, Bell Hooks

Pedagogy and the Politics of the Body, Sherry Shapiro

Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg

The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan

Mass Career Customization, Cathleen Benko and Anne Weisberg and ATR 17:2-3 (selection)

Sexual Politics, Kate Millet

Feminist Practices (selection) ed. Lori Brown and We Are All Weird by Seth Godin

The Dialectics of Sex, Shulamith Firestone

The Grand Domestic Revolution, Dolores Hayden

The Dispossessed, Ursula Le Guin

Backlash, Susan Faludi

Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Friere