Texts


The selected writings and videos in this list are grouped within areas of cultural and political concern


ON FEMINISM, ARCHITECTURE, AND INSCRIBING WOMEN INTO HISTORY

Women in American Architecture: A Historic and Contemporary Perspective. New York: Whitney Library of Design 1977; editor and author of the following chapters: ” A Parallel History – Introduction,” ” New Professional Identities: Four Women in the Sixties” (with Jane McGroarty), “Women in Architecture and the New Feminism,” “A Current Portfolio of Projects and Ideas,” and ” The Pyramid and the Labyrinth.” Dutch and Spanish translations

“Building Utopia: Mary Otis Stevens and the Lincoln MA House,” Lauri Umansky, ed. Impossible to Hold: Women and Culture in the 1960s. New York: New York University Press 2005 (Building Utopia.pdf)

“Expanding the Urban Design Agenda,” Rothschild, Joan et al. editors, Feminist Perspectives on Architecture, Design and Technology, New York: Rutgers University Press 1999 (Expanding the Urban.pdf)

“Para Marina Waisman,” Documentos de Arquitectura Nacional y Americana (DANA) 39/40, Buenos Aires 1998

Review of The Architect: Reconstructing Her Practice, edited by Francesca Hughes, Harvard Design Magazine, February 1997 (Review of The Architect.pdf)

“Claiming the Public Space,” Agrest, Diana, Conway, Pat and Weisman, Leslie editors. The Sex of Architecture, New York: Abrams 1996. The essay was republished and translated into Spanish in Aula, U.C. Berkeley 1999; republished in Rendell, Barbara et al., editors. Gender Space Architecture: An Interdisciplinary Introduction, New York: Routledge 2000; and in Malcolm Miles, Tim Hall, Iain Borden, editors. The City Cultures Reader, Routledge 2004 (Claiming Public Space.pdf)

“A Tribute to Denise Scott Brown,” JAE (Journal of Architectural Education) May 1996

“The Moving Target,” Frenkel, David, editor. Sniper’s Nest: Art That Has Lived with Lucy R. Lippard, Bard College Center of Curatorial Studies 1996

Review of Architecture: A Place for Women, edited by Ellen Perry Berkeley and Matilda McQuaid and Women in Design, by Liz McQuiston, Design Book Review, Spring 1991

“Space as Matrix,” Making Room: Women in Architecture, Heresies 11, 1981. Reprinted in Avenue, University of Oregon, 1982 (heresies11.pdf)

“The Transformation of the House,” co-authored with Gwendolyn Wright and Cynthia Rock, Wakerle, Gerda, et al, ed., Women and Environments, Denver: Westview Press 1980. Excerpts published under the title “Rethinking Closets, Kitchens, and Other Forgotten Spaces” in Ms. Magazine, December 1977

“Feminist Monument (For Marion Mahony),” Patterns of Communication and Space, Heresies 2, 1977 (heresies2.pdf)

Review of From Tipi to Skyscraper: A History of Women in Architecture, by Doris Cole, Art in America, September-October 1974

 

ON COLLECTIVE MEMORY

“Ciudad, memoria y espacio público: el caso de los monumentos a los detenidos y desaparecidos.” Memoria y Sociedad, Vol.10 Nº 20, Enero-Junio de 2006, Revista del Departamento de Historia y Geografía. Facultad de Ciencias Sociales. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia (Ciudad,Memoria.pdf)

“Constructing Memorials,” Enwezor, Okwui, ed., Experiments in Truth, Kassel: Documenta 2002 (Constructing Memorials.pdf)

 

ON ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN IN LATIN AMERICA

Review of Eladio Dieste, edited by Stamford Anderson, MIT Press, JAE (Journal of Architectural Education), March 2005

“An Esthetics of Reconciliation. Cultural Identity and Modern Architecture in Latin America,” Hubert-Jan Henket and Hilde Heynen, editors. Back from Utopia, Delft: Docomomo International 2002 (An Esthetics of reconciliation.pdf)

“The Elusive Unifying Architectural Discourse: Teaching Architectural History in Latin America,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, December 2002 (The Elusive Unifying.pdf)

Review of four books on Cuban architecture, JAE (Journal of Architectural Education), first quarter 2000

“Cultural Identity and Modernity in Latin American Architecture,” Loomis, John, ed., Other Americas, Design Book Review, Spring/Summer 1994 (Cultural Identity.pdf)

“Identidad Cultural y Regionalismo: Evolución del Estilo Misionero Californiano, 1870-1930,” Amaral, Aracy, ed., O Neocolonial na America Latina, Sao Paulo: Fundacao Latinoamericana 1992

“Architecture and Revolution: Cuba 1959-74,” Progressive Architecture, October 1974; Japanese translation in Kenchiku Bunka (Japan), February 1975

 

ON CITIES AND PLACES

“The Rewards of Experiment,” Harvard Design Magazine, June 1997

“Detroits Reurbanisierung,” Staadt Bauvelt, September 1995

“New York,” Latour, Alessandra, ed. Roma, New York, Mosca. Rome: Edizione Kappa, 1995

“Room in the City,” Introduction to the exhibition catalog of the same title, New York: Princeton University Press, 1987

“Times Square at the Crossroads,” Skyline, December 1982

“Architecture with People,” Design Quarterly, winter 1979

 

SOME INTERVIEWS AND LECTURES

The Architectural League of New York, 2013. Feature: Women in American Architecture: 1977 and Today

Peter Carlsen, “Design: Susana Torre”, Avenue Magazine, May 1979 (Design-Susana Torre.pdf)

Carson, Ray, “First Impressions: Interview with Susana Torre,” Cranbrook Journal, Fall/Winter 1995 (First Impressions.pdf)

Drimer, Margaret, “Speaking Freely: Susana Torre,” Residential Interiors, Sept./October 1979

University of Notre Dame School of Architecture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zW-1lKX5dA

Feuerstein, Marcia. “An Interview with Susana Torre,” Reflective Practitioner Issue II, Virginia Tech, 2002 (An Interview with Susana.pdf)

Southern California Institute of Architecture Media Archive: Lecture by Susana Torre, October 6, 1995

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Barcelona Polytechnic University), Conferencies a l’escola, Susana Torre. Cicle: Arquitectura: Professió i Cultura 1982 (Susanatorre.pdf)

Tallmer, Jerry, “A Woman’s Place: The Drafting Table,” New York Post, 2/26, 1977

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