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 works for the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings as Officer to the Board, and has previously held roles at the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Royal Academy of Arts, the Barbican Centre, and Sotheby’s Institute of Art. She currently serves as a Student Ambassador for the Design History Society, co-convening events specialising in gender and design histories.

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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