An international lecturer, historian, and writer, Carolyn Armenta Davis brings her illustrated presentation The Art of Architecture: 21st Century African/Black Diaspora to EPL’s 1st Floor Community Room tomorrow at 4 p.m. Updating her landmark exhibition project Design Diaspora: Black Architects and International Architecture 1970-1990, the Art of Architecture showcases the work of over 20 Black architects from the US, Europe, and Africa while exploring the different cultural, economic, political, and sustainability issues that impact their architecture. In anticipation of her visit, we recently spoke with Ms. Davis via email about her interest in Black architecture, her future projects, and how you can learn more about African, Afro-European, and African-American architects and their work. Continue reading “An Interview with Carolyn Armenta Davis”
“Why do writers write? What influences their work? Where do they find inspiration? ” Some of the United Kingdom’s most celebrated writers answer these questions and more for the National Life Stories’ Authors’ Lives project archived at the British Library. You can read and listen to excerpts at the Guardian (both here and here), or purchase the complete CD of The Writing Life from the British Library Shop online.