The Earth, the City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race
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FEATURING CARL ANTHONY – The architecture of our cities and communities often reflects the current social order but it can also preserve injustice. So many American cities are racially segregated with their geography reflecting prejudices. One man who has written an exceptional memoir of his exploration of architecture and racism is Carl Anthony.
In his new book The Earth, the City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race, Anthony tells his own story of being one of the few black Architectural students as he came of age during the civil rights movement, traveled to West Africa, explored the history of cities and formed new approaches to inclusive spaces that foster racial and environmental justice.
Carl Anthony, architect, regional planner, and social justice leader. He is currently co-founder of the Breakthrough Communities Project and Visiting Professor at the UC Davis Center for Regional Change. Anthony is revered as the founder and former executive director of Urban Habitat, one of the country’s oldest environmental justice organizations, known for pushing the mainstream environmental movement to confront issues of race and class.