The CENTER series explores architecture in relation to its complementary arts and disciplines. Each book brings together diverse and interdisciplinary perspectives of designers, scholars, and theorists through an edited collection of essays on a given topic relevant to architecture, its history, and its future.

Topics have ranged from architectural styles, housing, and the city, to architecture’s intersections with psychoanalysis and with music. The series offers an emphasis on American contexts of architecture, considered broadly—most notably through its Latitudes editions on architecture in the Americas.


  • "Decolonizing the Spatial History of the Americas" on muted tones

    CENTER 24: Decolonizing the Spatial History of the Americas

    SEPTEMBER 2021
    This publication focuses on the historiographic debates, erasures, and biases in the ways we construct our disciplinary narratives, and proposes ways to challenge them. If we are to raise the understanding of the American built environment to the level at which we discuss Europe architecture, we need American concepts and American frameworks. Not that we should forget Western knowledge, but we must acknowledge it is insufficient. The urgency of decolonizing architecture goes beyond challenging the Eurocentric narrative or fighting for more diversity in the ranks of the profession. It entails designing a whole new pluriverse, envisioning spaces and objects that will foster the best in all of us. This book presents a few of those visions and constitutes a humble step in the direction of a pluriverse.