Category Archive: Sara Zewde (author)

kNOLA your history! The African Influences of New Orleans Architecture and Urbanism.

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While much has been made about New Orleans’ unique architecture and urbanism, questions about architectural authenticity and the role of preservation continue to be re-hashed in the context of post-Katrina redevelopment, with concerns… Continue reading

So… what IS Plurale Tantum? Reflecting on the theory behind the blog.

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Recently, the resident authors of Plurale Tantum were asked to participate in the Congress of New Urbanism’s NextGen Symposium, on the topic of “Cultural Urbanism.” Upon hearing this, someone emailed me saying, “Hey!… Continue reading

The Secret Conversations of Black Gentrifiers

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This is a new type of entry, which we call Conversations. Each month, we will choose an article from another source, send it out to a group of people, and post the conversation… Continue reading

How does Hip-Hop reframe our conception of space? DuBois Institute Colloquim, 4/13

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The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and American Research at Harvard University is hosting independent scholar, Theodore Miller, on Wednesday April 13, 2011 from 12:00-1:30 PM. Deconstructing the Beggar’s Edifice: The Failure… Continue reading

Biking Advocacy and Race: Where’s the Disconnect?

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This article is part of a series on alternative transportation and culture. Walking and biking advocates of late have been perplexed as to why their efforts do not attract people of color. If… Continue reading

The ‘Thorny Path’ to National Museum of African American History and Culture is a Good Sign

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Perhaps the most profound feature of the forthcoming National Museum of African-American History and Culture, scheduled to be complete by 2015, is its geographic location on the National Mall. Its insertion within this… Continue reading