Alexander B. Craghead
Oakland, California, United States
My research focuses on the role of architecture in mid-century American urbanism. I study the cultural and political discourse that both shapes and is shaped by the built environment. I am particularly interested in the ways that buildings, both intentionally and unintentionally, become arguments in larger cultural struggles, as well as exist as tangible evidence of real winners and losers in the making of place.
More broadly, I am interested in architecture as media, the role of the urban imaginary, and cities as cultural landscapes.