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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Common Place 14

“I really started dreaming… and broke out of my shyness when I got to Howard University. My first acting class was an Intro to Acting class with Professor Bay, who really broke me out of my shell, encouraged me to follow my dreams and make them a reality.” – Lance Gross As described with this […]

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New Yorkers Keep New York Safe

The image above is a post 9/11 campaign in New York City, “If you see something, say something,” was a response to the 2001 World Trade Center attack. The poster above can be found in New York city’s areas of public transportation, like train stations, bus stops, and  airports. “New Yorkers Keep New York Safe” […]

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Until the End

The image above is a photo of former prime minister, Winston Churchill, in the background. While,  in the foreground an excerpt from his “We Shall Fight on the Beaches” speech is superimposed on the photo. In the excerpt shown above, Churchill uses the rhetorical device anaphora, We Shall. The repetition of a word or phrase […]

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HDP- Class 11

  Part I The image is calling for an individual using the restroom to be aware this particular restroom is available for everyone regardless of their gender identity.  The sign is thanking everyone for making it an inclusive environment, and then goes into instructions on how an individual can enhance a sense of safety and […]

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