Sites Lacking Sight: Architectural Imperialism in Library Design

Ashley Hosbach
Slide deck and presentation notes for "Sites Lacking Sight: Architectural Imperialism in Library Design." Academic library architecture embodies the university's need to demonstrate monumentalism, authority, power, and knowledge through the built environment. This presentation critically examines settler colonial narratives in library architecture (exterior and interior) and considers implications for library users across historically marginalized communities and the university setting at large. Presented at the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) 47th Annual Conference in...
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