Art & Architecture Library: Library x Social Justice

The Art & Architecture Library and Social Justice

The Art & Architecture Library at Virginia Tech is committed to raising awareness and providing a platform for conversations on issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity. We do this by recognizing the history of underrepresented communities through our collections and exhibitions, organizing discussion panels that unpack uncomfortable topics, and providing access to resources so that our community can be better informed. We hope you will join us.

Racial Justice

Below are links to prominent writings and near-exhaustive lists of resources at the intersection of race and art, architecture, and design. 

Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion Resources Archive | Crowd-sourced resources collected by AIGA Design Educators Community

Black Landscape Matter by Kofi Boone in Ground Up

Black Lives Matter | Collection of Essays by Architectural Historians and Organized by Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative

Mapping Inequality | Interactive map that visually represents redlining in New American Deal

Race and Architecture: Studying the Historical Intersection of Form and Culture | A Blog by Charles Davis

Race/Space Reading List | Extensive crowd-sourced list started by Anna Maria Leon at the University of Michigan



Intersections: Cross-Disciplinary Conversations on Social Justice and the Built Environment

The Intersections series is a collaboration between the College of Architecture and Urban Studies Diversity Committee and the Art & Architecture Library. It seeks to bring experts whose research address a topic from different angels to spark a conversation and bring change. Below are links to recordings of past events.




Aging and Place