Intersectionality, Oppression, and Opportunity in Architecture: Claiming the Social Complex

Jun 14, 2017

The authors frame the relation of architecture and institutionalized oppression within the concept of intersectionality (i.e., the complex social dynamic that compounds those multidimensional problems). They conclude with emerging opportunities in architecture towards promoting broad welfare, social justice, and class equity: social activism, stakeholder engagement, and sustainability.

keywords: Intersectionality, oppression, equity, agency, class

Leonard Bachman (University of Houston)
Christine Bachman (University of Houston Downtown)
Presented at: 
ARCC 2017 Conference – Architecture of Complexity (Salt Lake City, UT)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC)

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