Category Archive: Black Urbanism

Intercultural Planning and Cultural Competency

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This is a guest post by Ian Adelman, a graduate student in urban planning at Tufts University. On April 6th I participated in the “Skill Building for the Intercultural Planner: A Cultural Competency… Continue reading

June Jordan and a Black Feminist Poetics of Architecture // Site 2: The Intersection

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This entry is by guest author Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Phd.  Alexis is a queer black troublemaker, a black feminist space cadet time-traveler and an inspired embodiment of love. She is the founder of… Continue reading

June Jordan and a Black Feminist Poetics of Architecture // Site 1

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This entry is the first by guest author Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Phd.  Alexis is a queer black troublemaker, a black feminist space cadet time-traveler and an inspired embodiment of love. She is the… Continue reading

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

Making the B(r)and: Selling Cultural Geography

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This is an entry by Amber N. Wiley, an urban and architectural historian who examines the intersections of race, class, cultural production, and collective memory.                    … Continue reading

Closing Keynote Panel: Making It Real – Bridging Theory and Practice

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This is a live blog entry by resident pluralist, Sarah Nusser. The panel is part of the 2011 Graduate Consortium of Women’s Studies conference on Gender, Sexuality, and Urban Spaces in Cambridge, MA.… 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