To promote racial justice, architectural historians must challenge the persistence of white privilege within the canons that we have constructed and the archives that are foundational to our research.1 Even when we disrupt canonical narratives by centering the experiences and perspectives of members of marginalized groups, the systemic exclusions that characterize architectural archives and the racial and gender biases that shape practices of collecting may frustrate our best intentions to recover lost voices and “make the invisible visible.”2 As this study shows, such exclusions and biases have led architectural archives to overlook the family and professional papers associated with architects of Japanese ancestry who have practiced...
Practicing Architecture under the Bamboo Ceiling: The Life and Work of Iwahiko Tsumanuma (Thomas S. Rockrise), 1878–1936
Gail Dubrow is a professor of architecture and history and an ACSA Distinguished Professor. She is the author of Sento at Sixth and Main, with Donna Graves, and coeditor, with Jennifer Goodman, of Restoring Women's History through Historic Preservation. She serves as cochair of SAH's Asian American and Diasporic Architectural History Affiliate Group. email@example.comChristina M. Rockrise has a master's degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Oregon's School of Architecture and Allied Arts, where, in later years, she served on the Dean's Advisory Board. During her planning career, she worked locally and nationally in the private and public sectors. Alyssa Gregory earned her undergraduate degree in Arabic and history of art from the University of Edinburgh and her master's degree in heritage studies and public history from the University of Minnesota. She currently works as a curatorial consultant for Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design in Honolulu. Sarah Pawlicki is a PhD candidate in history at the University of Minnesota. Her article “‘I Hear That God Saith Work’: Wunnampuhtogig and Puritans Laboring for Grace in Massachusetts, 1643–1653” will appear in an upcoming issue of Early American Studies.
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Gail Dubrow, Christina M. In Collaboration with Rockrise, Alyssa Gregory, Sarah Pawlicki; Practicing Architecture under the Bamboo Ceiling: The Life and Work of Iwahiko Tsumanuma (Thomas S. Rockrise), 1878–1936. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 September 2021; 80 (3): 280–303. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2021.80.3.280
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