21 September, 2023
This informal collection has been made by Kathleen James-Chakraborty and is based on her reading over one and a half years for an ERC project that she is leading called
Expanding Agency: Women Race and the Global Dissemination of Global Architecture
The research project
explores four ways in which women and ethnic minorities had an impact upon the global dissemination of modern architecture and design. These include journalism, patronage, entrepreneurship, and institution building. The role of design businesses, real estate developers, and philanthropists will be addressed alongside that played by the shelter press in order to demonstrate the impact, largely unacknowledged, that women, African Americans, and other overlooked groups had and to explore their motivation, which often included, but was seldom limited to, the necessity to earn a living. This ERC research project is hosted by the UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy in collaboration with the UCD Humanities Institute. It is led by Professor Kathleen James-Chakraborty.