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Alexandra Banister

Alexandra Banister is currently completing her PhD at Oxford Brookes University. Her research thesis, Designing the Domestic: Women’s Writing on Architecture and Design in Interwar Britain, examines women’s voices in the shaping of modernity. Alexandra completed her MA in History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art and her BA in History of Art at University College London.

Alexandra currently serves as a Trustee of the Design History Society, and has previously held roles at the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, the Royal Institute of British Architects, and Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

Within academic and public practice, Alexandra is particularly interested in uncovering hidden histories, questioning visibility and omissions in the writing of history, and rethinking architectural history from a feminist perspective.

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