The Equity Library is a curated collection of books exploring various issues related to equity in the built environment available to students, faculty, and staff of the UVA School of Architecture to borrow.

Last Updated: April 15th, 2021


Sharing material resources during a pandemic comes with risks. If you are uncomfortable sharing books, we encourage you to seek out digital copies of these titles through resources such as the HathiTrust, the Internet Archive, or your local library system. If you would like to participate in the book sharing circuit:

1. Submit a request. Try to limit yourself to borrowing one book at a time so others might also have access.

2. Someone from manifestA will coordinate a contactless delivery if local to Charlottesville or will ship the book via USPS media mail within 2-5 days.

PLEASE TAKE PRECAUTIONS AND FOLLOW BEST PRACTICES DURING THE PANDEMIC. Library researchers currently recommend a 72 hour quarantine for physical materials based on our current understanding of COVID transmission. We also realize this step may involve the costs of packing and shipping. USPS media mail is generally a very reasonable shipping rate. If you are uncomfortable with incurring these costs as part of participating in the book share, please let us know.

3. Now read! Learn! Take notes! Find inspiration!

4. Let us know when you are done! We will either pick up your book or let you know who is next in line to borrow it.


AVAILABLE BOOKS:



The Aesthetics of Equity
    Craig Wilkins
    CURRENTLY CHECKED OUT

The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion
    Interboro

belonging: a culture of place
    bell hooks

Beyond Survival:
Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement

    ed. Ejeris Dixon, Leah Lakshmi, Peipzna-Samarasinha

A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None
    Kathryn Yusoff
    CURRENTLY CHECKED OUT

Black Built:
History and Architecture in the Black Community

    Paul Wellington

Black Dada Reader
    Adam Pendleton

Braiding Sweetgrass
    Robin W. Kimmerer

The Color of Law:
A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
    Richard Rothstein
    CURRENTLY CHECKED OUT

Constructive Feminism:
Women's Spaces and Women's Rights in the American City

    Daphne Spain

Critical Care:
Architecture and Urbanism for a Broken Planet
    ed. Fritz and Krasney

Design as Democracy:
Techniques for Collective Creativity
    David de la Pena

Design for Ecological Democracy
    Randolph Hester
    CURRENTLY CHECKED OUT

Disability, Space, Architecture
    ed. Jos Boys
    CURRENTLY CHECKED OUT

Educated in Tyranny:
Slavery at Thomas Jefferson's University
    Maurie D. McInnis, Louis P. Nelson

Emergent Strategy:
Shaping Change, Changing Worlds

    adrienne maree brown
    CURRENTLY CHECKED OUT

Evicted:
Poverty and Profit in the American City
    Matthew Desmond

Farming While Black:
Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land
    Leah Penniman

Future Practice
    Rory Hyde

Gathering Moss:
A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses
    Robin W. Kimmerer

Gendered Spaces
    Daphne Spain

Good Deeds, Good Design:
Community Service Through Architecture

    Bryan Bell


Indigenizing Philosophy through the Land
    Brian Burkhart
    CURRENTLY CHECKED OUT

Invisible Women:
Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
    Caroline Criado Perez

The Land Was Ours:
How Black Beaches Became White Wealth in the Coastal South

    Andrew W. Kahrl

Landscape and Race in the United States
    Richard H. Schein

Lost in the Transit Desert
    Diane Jones Allen

Matters of Care:
Speculative Ethics in More than Human Worlds
    Puig de la Bellacasa
    CURRENTLY CHECKED OUT

The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the 21st Century
    Grace Lee Boggs

On Beauty and Being Just
    Elaine Scarry

Race and Modern Architecture
    ed. Irene Cheng, Charles Davis II, Mabel O. Wilson
    CURRENTLY CHECKED OUT

Rebel Cities:
From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution

    David Harvey

Resilience for All:
Striving for Equity Through
Community-Drive Design
    Barbara Brown Wilson

The Right to the City
    Don Mitchell

Root Shock:
How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America,
And What We Can Do About It
    Mindy Thompson Fullilove

The Senses:
Design Beyond Vision
    Ellen Lupton, Andrea Lipps

Space Unveiled:
Invisible Cultures in the Design Studio
    ed. Carla Jackson Bell

Spatial Agency: Other Ways of Doing Architecture
    Nishat Awan et al

Thomas Jefferson Architect
    ed. LLoyd DeWitt, Corey Piper
    *chapter of note: "Race, Reason, and the Architecture of Jefferson's Virginia Statehouse" by Mabel O. Wilson
    * *chapter of note: "The Architecture of Democracy in a Landscape of Slavery" by Louis Nelson

What Can and Can't Be Said:
Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South

    Dell Upton

Where Are the Women Architects?
    Despina Stratigakos

Women and the Everyday City:
Public Space in San Francisco,
1890-1915 (Architecture, Landscape, and American Culture)
    Jessica Ellen Sewell

   


ON OUR WISH LIST


A Queer New YorkJen Jack Gieseking
Black FuturesJenna Wortham and Kimberly Drew
Carceral CapitalismJackie Wang
Imperial IntimaciesHazel Carby
Rising: Dispatches from the New American ShoreElizabeth Rush
Sites of Memory: Perspectives on Race and ArchitectureCraig E. Barton
Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great OutdoorsCarolyn Finney
What Can a Body Do? How We Meet the Built WorldSara Hendren
Palaces for the PeopleEric Klinenberg
Future EatersTim Flannery
Dark EmuBruce Pascoe
Who Cleans the ParksJohn Krinsky and Maud Simonet
Feminist City: Claiming Space in a Man-Made WorldLeslie Kern
Curatorial Activism: Towards an Ethics of CuratingMaura Reilly
Design Justice Sasha Costanza-Chock
Black Landscapes Matter  ed. Walter Hood and Grace Mitchell Tada