Required Reading

Required Reading

US added to list of ‘backsliding’ democracies for first time - Alexandra Lange writes for Bloomberg CityLab about how the women behind some historic buildings are finally getting their due: Saarinen House at Cranbrook, the educational campus north of Detroit, went through a similar process beginning in 2018. Designed by architect Eliel Saarinen in the late 1920s, the house served as the home and studio of Eliel, first head of Cranbrook’s architecture department, and Loja Saarinen, first head of the weaving department. Tours had long focused on the architecture of Eliel. But over time, as the curation staff explored the work of Loja, they came to see that she was as integral a part of the property’s story. “She is not really a weaver, she didn’t sit at the loom …
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