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2021/22 Reading List.

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Architectural Principles from an Indigenous Perspective, TEDxYYC, 2019.


Douglas Cardinal: Architect of the Future. National Centre for Collaboration in Indigenous Education (NCCIE), 2019.


“Decolonizing Design, Imagining Alternative Futures” panel discussion at Rhode Island School of Design with RSID faculty Namita Dharia, Jess Brown, Ramon Tejada, Ijlal Muzaffar, and moderated by Arturo Escobar


“How urban spaces can preserve history and build community” TED Talk by Walter Hood


“Unsettled Lands: Architecture, History, Pedagogy” panel discussion at U of T with Ana María León (University of Michigan); Andrew Herscher (University of Michigan); K. Wayne Yang (UC San Diego); Eladia Smoke (Laurentian University); and moderated by Mary Lou Lobsinger


Decolonizing Architecture CIVA podcast with Sandi Hilal, Alessandro Petti & Nikolaus Hirsch

How Indigenous architects are resisting colonial legacies and reshaping spaces CBC Unreserved podcast with Falen Johnson

Sierra Tasi Baker: On happiness and Indigenizing design Design unmuted podcast with SALA alum Divine Ndemeye

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Katherine Flynn, “How Can We Decolonize Architecture?”, Architect Magazine (June 11, 2021) https://www.

Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang. “Decolonization is Not a Metaphor.” Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education, Society 1, no. 1 (2012): 1-40. php/des/article/view/18630

David Fortin, “From Indian to Indigenous Agency: Opportunities and Challenges for Architectural Design,” Design and Agency: Critical Perspectives on Identities, Histories, and Practices, edited by John Potvin and Marie-Ève Marchand (London and NY: Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020), pp. 243-258

Julian Raxworthy, “The landscape of practices: Decolonizing landscape architecture,” The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art, Architecture, and Design (2018) edit/10.4324/9781315623412-19/landscape-practices-julianraxworthy

Tristan Schultz, Danah Abdulla, Ahmed Ansari, Ece Canli, Mahmoud Keshavarz, Matthew Kiem, Luiza Prado de O. Martins & Pedro J.S. Vieira de Oliveira, “What Is at Stake with Decolonizing Design? A Roundtable, Design and Culture,” 10:1 (2018), 81-101. 075.2018.1434368

Gulsum Baydar. “Toward Postcolonial Openings: Rereading Sir Banister Fletcher’s “History of Architecture”.” Assemblage, no. 35 (1998): 7-17

George Epolito. “On Otherness: Looking at (Different Ways Of) Inculcating Diversity.” Space Unveiled (2014) 237–46.

Lance Hosey. “Hidden Lines: Gender, Race, and the Body in Graphic Standards.” Journal of Architectural Education 55, no. 2 (2001): 101–12. https://doi. org/10.1162/104648801753199527.

Samuel Ganton, Amina Lalor, and Paniz Moayeri. “Treaty Lands, GLOBAL Stories: Designing an Inclusive Curriculum.” Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada 43, no. 2 (2018): 15.

“Where Are My People? Native & Indigenous in Architecture,” Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

Christopher Clarke McQueen, “Indigenous Healing,” Race | Space (blog), indigenous-healing-by-chris-clarke-mcqueen/.

David Fortin, “Reflections on Indigeneity in Architectural Education,” Race | Space (blog)

Glen Coulthard, “Place against Empire: Understanding Indigenous Anti-Colonialism,” Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action, November 23, 2010, https://ojs.

Magdalena Milosz, “Settler Colonialism, Residential Schools, and Architectural History,” Active History (blog), November 21, 2019,

Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) et al., “Toward Unsettling: The Swimming Pools of Nunavut,” https://www.

Winona LaDuke and Deborah Cowen, “Beyond Wiindigo Infrastructure,” South Atlantic Quarterly 119, no. 2 (April 1, 2020): 243–68,

Shiri Pasternak, “Property in Three Registers,” Scapegoat: Architecture, Landscape, Political Economy, no. 00 (2011): 10, 15–17

Timmah Ball, “On the Inside ‘Out’: The Architecture of Inclusion in the Diversity Economy,” The Avery Review 43 (2019),

Penelope Edmonds, “Unpacking Settler Colonialism’s Urban Strategies: Indigenous Peoples in Victoria, British Columbia, and the Transition to a Settler-Colonial City,” Urban History Review / Revue d’histoire Urbaine 38, no. 2 (2010): 4–20

Magdalena Milosz, “From Instrument to Evidence,” ARPA Journal, no. 4 (May 2, 2016), from-instrument-to-evidence/

Katherine McKittrick, “Plantation Futures,” Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism 17, no. 3 (42) (November 1, 2013): 1–15,

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Our voices : Indigeneity and Architecture by Rebecca Kiddle, luugigyoo Patrick Stewart, and Kevin O’Brien

Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision by Marie Battiste

Dialectic. VII, Decolonizing architectural pedagogy by Mira Locher [and thirteen others] edited by Anna Goodman and Shundana Yusaf

Dismantling Race in Higher Education: Racism, Whiteness and Decolonising the Academy by Jason Arday and Heidi Safia Mirza

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