A few (or 8) weeks back, Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, spoke in Cuyahoga Community College’s Ford Room at the Jerry Sue Thornton Center. In this free talk, planned in partnership between a few organizations, (The Cleveland Humanities Collaborative, Voices from the Village, … Continue reading Remembering Law’s Favorite Color
I was a guest blogger for Kent State Cleveland Urban Design Center. Check out the post here! http://www.cudc.kent.edu/blog/advocating-for-diversity-a-conversation-with-michelle-barrett-of-nomas/
“There is nothing more dangerous than to build a society with a large segment of people in that society who feel that they have no stake in it; who feel that that have nothing to lose. People, who have stake in their society, protect that society, but when they don’t have it, they unconsciously want … Continue reading Where are the stakes?!
This past May I had the opportunity to participate in a Habitat sponsored AmeriCorps event in Seattle, Wa. For one week the Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Seattle, Kings County, hosted numerous AmeriCorps volunteers from across the country to join together and get things done for America. This is a yearly event know as Build-a-Thon, … Continue reading Build-A-Thoning…
My site analysis process was inspired by my daily commute from Forest Park (west suburb of Chicago) to the Loop on the Green Line L’ Train. Twice a day I observed the changes of the neighborhoods and became interested in the politics of why this was visible. I passed through the neighborhoods of Oak Park, … Continue reading Common[unity] Architecture Beats: Hip-Hop inspired design