The Preface, The Idea

In the preface of his City of Rhetoric, David Fleming outlines the course he will take in his book regarding the relationship between public discourse and built environments in the United States. I have noticed that Fleming structures his argument three parts. The first part of his argument in the preface is the rejection of […]

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Design and a Post-Gender Society

  Suzanne Tick, in her “His & Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society,” the central argument is that modern-day designers must use their craft to promote acceptance and change in society. Before stating her claim, Tick refers to the breakdown of traditional concepts of femininity and masculinity defining societal norms. The path her article follows […]

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Annotated Bibliography 5&6- The (non)Violent Takeover of Shaw

Background Frank, Stephanie Barbara. “If We Own the Story, We Own the Place”:  Cultural Heritage, Historic Preservation, and Gentrification on U Street. University of Maryland, College Park, 2005. ProQuest, http://search.proquest.com/docview/304996415/abstract/1CE187B707EA4A1EPQ/1. Stephanie Barbara Frank, in her publication titled, “If We Own the Story, We Own the Place,” suggests that people must take different approaches to gain […]

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Annotated Bibliography 3&4- Residents of Shaw

Exhibit Englert, Carlos M., and Morgan A. Eddy. “Underpinning and Shoring of Historic Howard Theatre in Washington, DC.” Academia.edu, www.academia.edu/23411452/Underpinning_and_Shoring_of_Historic_Howard_Theatre_in_Washington_DC. Accessed 26 Mar. 2017. In “Underpinning and Shoring of Historic Howard Theatre in Washington, DC,” Englert and Eddy suggest that the restoration of the Howard Theatre was an intense process that inevitably brought to light […]

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All the Good Men in Jail

“If a person goes to a country and finds their newspapers filled with nothing but good news, there are good men in jail.” –Daniel P. Moynihan, U.S. Senator The quote above has been pulled from the top of a display in Washington’s famous Newseum. The Newseum undertakes the mission of relaying how important information, and […]

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The Complexities of Urban Transformation

1.  Exhibit Freeman, Lance. There Goes the Hood : Views of Gentrification from the Ground Up. Temple University Press, 2011. ebrary, http://site.ebrary.com/lib/alltitles/docDetail.action?docID=10392350. In Lance Freeman’s book titled There Goes the Hood : Views of Gentrification from the Ground Up, the central argument is that there is no one view of gentrification any more valid than another. […]

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The Fundamentals

  David Fleming, in the afterword of his book titled The City of Rhetoric, argues that if we wish to see any advancement in American society, we must no longer neglect the important relationship between a given space and socioeconomic trends. This chapter is unique in the sense that he begins by providing historical and […]

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