Black Vernacular: Architecture as Cultural Practice, Bell Hooks creativity

This Black Vernacular article talks about bell hooks having an assignment for class that tells her to sign her dream house in an art class. Bell Hooks is a black women who grew up in a black neighborhood and in the working class. ¬†Designing this dream house had to be all about the space and desire. Bell Hooks also talks about her daddy’s dad and how he created a home from brick. She talks about how black were enslaved and how it compared to how they would create their space. She definitely depicts how race would change how her dream home would be. Hook also denotes that being part of a poor working class does not affect how her dream home would be. Poverty can would not suppress creativity.

Sarah Shindler claims!

“Public transportation design can limit access and this negatively affects people ¬†of color and the lower classes more often than white upper class people.”

“Bridge access and highway infrastructures are often design to enforce segregation.”

Objectifying the Varsity

Reading all three articles told me different things. One is Subjective and the other two are objective. In the article that is subjective it describes how this girl use to go to the Varsity with her mom and that it brought up so many memories. As an adult she went back to the Varsity and had her own observations about the restaurant. Her conclusion of her own opinion is that the Varsity seems vary bias to Caucasian and how African Americans probably do not go the Varsity because of the restaurants. surroundings. The other two articles are objective and one of them is a recording of the restaurant. the Author describes the sounds of the Varsity in an objective way. The third article talks about the restaurant’s surroundings. He starts to describe the color and the environment in a objective way.

Varsity Analysis

The post are talking about the architecture of the varsity and the environmental surroundings of the Varsity. The message of the post is that the Varsity is a good restaurant to go to. They try to describe the Varsity in three different ways. One is through the history and pictures and people in the restaurant. The second is through sound the Varsity makes. Lastly it describes the color and detailed environment for example the salt shakers were described. The intended audience is for people who are interested in eating at a lively place. I know this because the way the authors describe the Varsity at the end have a good opinion of it. It could be useful because it can give an opinion to someone that would either make them go to the Varsity or not. The author has credibility because all three of them went to the Varsity. To me if was a good description of the Varsity so i would not change a thing.

An Analysis of Two Summaries

Both the first summary and the second summary are different from each other. With the first summary compared to the second summary, the second is a lot longer and more descriptive about the text. the second summary describes the text in a chronological order. In the first summary they talk about how land and the environment shaped the people on the land. In the first summary i think that they could go more in depth of the article. For the second summary we can divide it into 3 paragraphs. For the most part the second summary can go into more detail. These changes in summary A and B could make the text a whole lot better.

Lexicon for Parting Ways

Vernacular architecture, Black,Slavery, Pottery, Military, Colony, Cato Howe, Parting Ways, James Deetz, Prince Goodwin, Plato Turner, Burr, Massachusetts, Archaeology, History