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Sheryl Tucker de Vazquez

Black Hair as Architecture?

By Design for Dignity, Ethics for the City, Urban NomadismNo Comments

For over five hundred years — since the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and the colonization of African peoples — Blackness and, by extension, Black hair have been perceived in Western cultures as something to be managed, contained, and policed. But what if natural Black hair and the hairstyles it makes possible can inspire liberatory architectures for Black futures across the globe?

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