“Black Vernacular: Architecture as Cultural Practice” by bell hooks x “The Poetics of Space” by Gaston Bachelard, Textual Mash-up by Miatta Kawinzi

In this textual mash-up, I used different performative reading/singing styles to combine portions of “Black Vernacular: Architecture as Cultural Practice” by bell hooks with excerpts from “The Poetics of Space” by Gaston Bachelard. The intention is to illuminate hooks’ discussion of the way in which one’s engagement with space can be codified by structures of oppression as well as the legacy of Black resistance in re-imagining space; here Bachelard also offers a discussion of alternative ways of conceptualizing space.