Revisible Heritage

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Will Fosnot

The Roots, and Races

Trevor McDonald

This project is dedicated to using landscaping along the black heritage trail to show the trails path. It only uses African plants to symbolize where the African American people came from. Like all landscaping, it is meant to be beautiful and catch the eye, but once you look deeper into it, you find that it is a lot more than the beauty on the outside. A rich past with so much more to discover about these people along the trail.

Inspired by Rashid Johnson and his piece , Antoine's Organ, is almost a way of covering the history and allows the user to interact and find the story for themselves. The goal is to almost have The plants and trees cover plaques and passages that lead you to discover more about the history as a way of you uncovering it. This is similar to Rashid's piece because Antoine's Organ is "a sprawling, heterogeneous ecosystem into a rigid armature of black steel scaffolding," quoted from artbasel.com. 

Since most of these African Plants can't survive the harsh climate, they would be in a green house on Louisburg Square where people can go into the green house and take a trip back in time. These landscaping greenery might be beautiful, but that isn't there only job.

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Evan Johnston

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Lalita Bellach

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Trevor McDonald

The Fair Flair of Facades

Isa Murray and Isa Murray

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Basquiat In Beacon Hill: is inspired by Jean Micheal Basquiat, a black street artist from New York and his chaotic style of painting. This playground would use his art work to inspire different fun peaces of the playground.

This installation would help bring awareness to the Black Heritage Trail as it would be located at the Charles Street Meeting house and use the architecture of the building to advance the experience. The playground would be inspired by two Jean Micheal Basquiat's peaces the first would be "Crown" and the second would be "Bird on Money". These pieces use different vibrant colors and each stroke a meaning to it. This would be manly targeted at children as they are the future of the country. The children would benefit by interacting with the art and connect with the museum to understand the struggles and history of Black Americans in this country.

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