Reconsidering the Voice of Architectural Discourse: A Case for Qualitative Research

  • John H. Trefry University of Kansas
  • Laurel Watson University of Missouri
Keywords: architectural discourse, institutional power, qualitative research, social justice, social science

Abstract

The voice of architectural discourse is primarily derived from institutional power. Research focused on disrupting this power has become more prominent in the field. Beyond the quantifiable roles architecture and urbanism play in poverty and access to services, more insidious social imbalances of gender and race in architectural history and practice have been unveiled through feminist and multicultural lenses. Though invaluable, the presentation of these issues continues to adopt the conventional institutional voice of scholarly removal. This essay explores a variety of more inclusive research methods established in the social sciences under the banner of qualitative research.
Published
2013-08-27
How to Cite
Trefry, J., & Watson, L. (2013). Reconsidering the Voice of Architectural Discourse: A Case for Qualitative Research. ARCC Conference Repository. https://doi.org/10.17831/rep:arcc%y141
Section
Peer-reviewed Papers