History as a Commonplace

“The exhibition will immerse visitors in one of the most unique decades in recent history; visitors will have a social space to share personal memories with family, friends, and each other.  The built environment will play a key role in communicating the narrative of these residents.”   This is a quote from one of my […]

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Impediments Exist by Design

“Many cities, which house a disproportionate portion of the black (and increasingly, Latino) population, lack adequate funding for schools.  And decrepit infrastructure and lackluster public transit can make it difficult for residents to gent out of their communities to places with better educational or work opportunities. Temin argues that these impediments exist by design.”   […]

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RA: Gender Inclusiveity in Design

In her article, “His & Hers? Designing for a Post-Gender Society,” Suzanne Tick explains how today’s landscape is still dominated by a male perspective, and argues designers should help promote change by altering their work.  Tick claims we are now living in a time of a “gender revolution,” however today’s design landscape is still rooted […]

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AB: Historic Sites as a Commonplace

Bordeaux, Sarah. “A Place at the Table: “The Role of Historic Sites in Gentrifying Neighborhoods. Our Stories: Shaw through the 1970s,” The George Washington University,  2015, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.   In her scholarly article “The Role of Historic Sites in Gentrifying Neighborhoods. Our Stories: Shaw through the 1970s,”  Sara Bordeaux uses the Shaw neighborhood as […]

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AB: The Food Mirage

Brooks, Lauren A. “Food Deserts, Gentrification, and Public Health Nutrition: A Case Study of the Shaw/U-Street Neighborhood of Washington D.C,” The George Washington University, 2016, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. In her scholarly article “Food Deserts, Gentrification, and Public Health Nutrition: A Case Study of the Shaw/U-Street Neighborhood of Washington D.C,” Lauren Ashley Brooks uses the Shaw […]

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AB: Old Confronts New

Gringlas, Sam. “Old Confronts New In A Gentrifying D.C. Neighborhood.” NPR, NPR, 16 Jan. 2017. Accessed 20 Apr. 2017. In his NPR article “Old Confronts New In A Gentrifying D.C. Neighborhood,”  Sam Gringlas analyzes the tensions between Shaw’s old and new residents through anecdotes and information on the areas development.  Through interviews, Gringlas shows how the […]

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