Project II: Mapping Commonplaces Analysis

Through researching and visiting my site, I discovered strong racial and class tensions between members of the Shaw community.  As the Shaw neighborhood undergoes rapid development, older residents feel as if they have lost their voice. Looking through testimonies of residents, and scholarly articles, I discovered there has been a shift in the identity to […]

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Up Close with Eagles

In the midst of everything that goes on in the world, there are many “commonplaces” that link us to seemingly unrelated matters. What is a commonplace, you may ask? A commonplace (or topos) has many definitions which include: a physical space in which people can congregate, a shared idea, and the way in which topic […]

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Final Chapter

In his final City of Rhetoric chapter, author David Fleming argues that it is extremely difficult to design environments that are conducive to human flourishing. Even though there is difficulty in such task, humans still keep trying. Through his exploration of these environments, Fleming briefly states, “But designing for people is not just about ensuring […]

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