Patchwork: A Black + Rural Homecoming

2023 | Speculative
Rural Lowcountry, South Carolina
Architecture | Planning + Development | Design Theory | Temporary Programming

This Call and Response echoes across the nation, beckoning Descendant people to embrace and amplify the authentic narratives of Black Histories while mobilizing change agents back to the Rural South. Within this landscape, a collection of "place-makers" emerge, each imbued with the distinctive vernacular of the Black Rural South. These architectural interventions serve as catalysts for change, manifesting in familiar Descendant typologies and forming a vibrant patchwork of spatial nodes along a corridor deeply interwoven with Rural Black Southerners. With deliberate linkages to Black history, these interventions activate forgotten spaces and amplify community narratives, igniting a transformative movement poised to reshape the Rural South