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Elizabeth Darling on Making Space: Women and the Manmade Environment
28 May, 2021
I read this while studying for my Master’s in Architectural History in 1990-91. It was key for me in seeing how one might challenge the unthinkingness in the discipline (still regrettably present) about who is thought to be worthy of study. I loved all the chapters but especially that by Barbara McFarlane, on the women’s housing sub-committee established in Britain during the First World War to investigate women’s needs in housing. This opened up a whole new world to me of women’s voices in history and spurred me on to listen and look for those who had come to be ‘not seen’ in our pasts.