The development of an African-American spatial paradigm that at once recalls, creates, and deploys a new space of diasporian origin that is predicated on a response to spaces that represent an erasure of identity and, concomitantly, the presence of repressive power. Architect, academic and author Craig L. Wilkins is recognized as one of the country’s leading scholars on African Americans in architecture. Exploring the various social, cultural, political, historical and aesthetic contributions, his books, essays, articles, and public talks explore the rich social, cultural, political, historical and aesthetic contributions of oft-ignored practitioners of color.
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