BSA Staff Picks: Hispanic Heritage Month
As Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close, BSA staff are sharing their picks for articles, podcasts, and more that celebrate Hispanic and Latinx culture and architecture in the US.
We want to hear from you and celebrate our members! To submit a resource or share an experience related to Hispanic and Latinx history, culture, and/or architecture, please reach out to us at [email protected].
Books & Articles
How to Love a Country: Poems
Richard Blanco's collection of poetry that addresses the complexities and contradictions of our nationhood and the unresolved sociopolitical matters that affect us all.
Housing for Humans: A Book to Imagine, Create and Design a New Housing Model in America
This book navigates the design process of new housing, like additional dwelling units. Through the history of urban design, zoning regulation, and with an emphasis on the human side of housing, ileana schinder, with her architecture background, highlights the role that the home plays in society today.
Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, Fourth Edition
This book by Gloria Anzaldúa remaps our understanding of what a "border" is, presenting it not as a simple divide between here and there, us and them, but as a psychic, social, and cultural terrain that we inhabit, and that inhabits all of us.
Nuestra América: 30 Inspiring Latinas/Latinos Who Have Shaped the United States
Nuestra América highlights the inspiring stories of thirty Latina/o/xs throughout history and their incredible contributions to the cultural, social, and political character of the United States.
Santa Fe is famous in part for a particular architectural style, an adobe look that’s known as Pueblo Revival. This aesthetic combines elements of indigenous pueblo architecture and New Mexico’s old Spanish missions. Deviating from those aesthetics can stir up a lot of controversy. But this adherence to the “Santa Fe Style” hasn’t always been the norm.
Unno Aesthetic is a platform by and for Latin American young designers, and "the first digital gallery of contemporary Latin American design." (Architecture Digest)
Recent Profiles on Hispanic and Latinx Designers
BosNOMA, the Boston chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and supports the organization's mission to "champion diversity within the design professions by promoting the excellence, community engagement, and professional development of its members."
Bookshop Staff Picks: Latinx Poetry
Hispanic Heritage Month spans September 15–October 15, a period that includes the independence days of eight Latin American countries. The Bookshop staff have recommended some favorite works of poetry by Latinx and/or Latin American authors.
Where Are My People? Hispanic & Latinx in Architecture
Where Are My People? is a research series that investigates how architecture interacts with race. Hispanic and Latinx in Architecture chronicles both societal and discipline specific metrics in an effort to highlight the experiences of Hispanic and Latinx designers, architects and educators.