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The Hidden Curriculum

is an on-line audiobook library of essential texts for artists that have been translated into or from English. The translations will assemble a diverse set of texts that are deemed central to artistic production by individuals from different cultures, ethnicities, languages, gender identities, historical times, and geographies. More...

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“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 […]