Articles

Sample Publications

Kathryn Anthony has authored over 100 publications including scholarly journal articles, chapters in books, articles in conference proceedings and online publications. Here are some of her favorites.

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Anthony, Kathryn H. “Baby Changing Blues: The Problem with Changing Stations. Think about the last public restroom you were in. Did it have a baby changing station?” Utne Reader (January 2019).

Read it here:

https://www.utne.com/community/baby-changing-blues-problem-with-changing-stations-ze0z1901zgsch

Although babies’ voices can be loud, their concerns have not yet resonated with restroom designers and building code officials…why not?

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Anthony, Kathryn H. “Inequality in Clothing Stores. Shopping in the plus size section of department stores can feel humiliating when the store is designed to keep you out of sight.” Utne Reader (January 2019).

Read it here:

https://www.utne.com/politics/inequality-in-clothing-stores-ze0z1901zgsch

Plus-size sections are separate but unequal. How does that make us feel?

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Anthony, K. H. “Built-in Bias: Hidden power and privilege can damage our reputations or place us in harm’s way, says Kathryn H. Anthony.” The Architectural Review, Vol. CCXLIII: 1449 (March 2018) pp. 28-29.

Read it here:

Anthony, K. H. “Built-in Bias.” The Architectural Review. March 2018

How do built-in biases in design place us in harm’s way?

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Anthony, K. H. “Hard Fought Fights for Civil Rights: Accessibility Expert Carl Lewis on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).” ArchDaily (Feb. 9, 2017).

Read it here:

http://www.archdaily.com/804988/hard-fought-fights-for-civil-rights-accessibility-expert-carl-lewis-on-the-americans-with-disabilities-act-ada

Even though the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been the law for over 25 years, what do we still need to know about designing for people with disabilities?

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Sekalias, Anastasia and K. H. Anthony.  “4 Lessons Pixar Films Can Teach Us About Architecture.” ArchDaily (October 17, 2015).

Read it here:

http://www.archdaily.com/771987/4-lessons-pixar-films-can-teach-us-about-architecture

What can Pixar films teach us about architecture? More than you may think.

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Anthony, K. H., Robert Deering and Curt Pratt.  “Why Hollywood  Needs to Change its Conception of ‘The Architect’.”  ArchDaily (October 25, 2013).

Read it here:

http://www.archdaily.com/441844/why-hollywood-needs-to-change-its-conception-of-the-architect/

How have writers, directors, producers, and actors in the film industry promoted stereotypes about architects?

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Butka, Erik, Meagan Calnon, and K. H. Anthony.  “”Star” Architects:  The Story of 4 Architects who Made it in Hollywood.”  ArchDaily (June 19, 2013).

Read it here:

http://www.archdaily.com/388732/star-architects-the-story-of-4-architects-who-made-it-in-hollywood/

Reprinted as “Hollywood Architects:  The Story of Four Budding Architects Who Made It In Tinsel Town.”  The Huffington Post (June 19, 2013).

Read it here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/21/star-architects-the-story-of-four-architects-who-made-it-in-tinsel-town_n_3465042.html

What happens when architects make their careers in Hollywood?

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Anthony, K. H. and Mae Al-Ansari.  “Marilyn Monroe Visits Chicago:  Crowd Pleaser or Crowd Teaser?”  The International Journal of the Constructed Environment.  2:4 (2013), pp. 125-144.

Read it here:

https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/bitstream/handle/2142/45673/MarilynMonroeVisitsChicago.pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=y

“Forever Marilyn”, artist Seward Johnson’s larger-than-life sculpture of iconic film star Marilyn Monroe whipped up a storm while on display at a major public plaza along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. How did visitors react?

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Anthony, K. H. “Entrepreneurship in Design:  A Promising Prototype for Architectural Education.”  Design Intelligence (November 27, 2012), pp. 104-109. (invited)

Read it here:

http://www.di.net/articles/entrepreneurship-in-design/

How can the spirit of entrepreneurship be infused into design education?

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Anthony, K. H. and Meghan Dufresne.  “Potty Parity in Perspective:  Gender and Family Issues in Planning and Designing Public Restrooms.” Journal of Planning Literature. 21:3 (February 2007), pp. 267-294.

Read it here:

https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/bitstream/handle/2142/11713/Anthony%20JPL.pdf?sequence=4

Although we’re all forced to use them every day, public restrooms raise a host of problems for men and women, boys and girls every day. Why?

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Anthony, K. H.  “A Quiet Revolution:  Women’s Public Restrooms in America.”  Bathroom Today 2 (May-Sept. 2006), pp. 36-39

Read it here:

https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/bitstream/handle/2142/11714/BT206KathrynAnthony.pdf?sequence=2

If I were President of the USA, what would I say about the state of the nation’s restrooms?

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