“Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America” Exhibit Opens at MoMA
Systemic racism continues to inform the built environment of our cities through public policies, municipal planning, and architecture. The intersection of these forces is explored in “Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America,” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, from February 20 through May 31. Projects by 10 architects, designers, and artists investigate how Black cultural spaces and practices are mobilized as sites of imagination, liberation, resistance, and refusal. Among them: We Outchea, Sekou Cooke’s hiphop inflected low-income housing proposal for Syracuse, New York; Germane Barnes’s Miami Porch Portrayals, an examination of built forms adopted by African and Caribbean diasporas in the city; and Emanuel Admassu’s Wiregrass WAHO, which connects the slave trade to the settling and urbanization of Atlanta.