26 Jul '18, 11am

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Gregory Scruggs: Architects and urban planners champion African design influence from Wakanda to White House: Africatown, a not-for-profit venture [in Seattle] seeking to restore black identity in a historically...African-American neighborhood undergoing gentrification...For Walter Hood...demographic shifts are a clarion call for black urban communities to imbue their surroundings with a recognizable heritage...“If they thought Wakanda was incredible, then why not teach it in school, create those design languages...don’t just give British and French beaux-arts, give the African option too,” said [Nigerian-American urban planner] Nmadili Okwumabua.

Full article: http://www.archnewsnow.com/news/news_2018_07_25.htm

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