Posts byMaylee Sands

Appreciating vs. Appropriating in Harlem: Where to Draw the Line

Appropriation of a given culture’s art, music, and space is often viewed as inappropriate appropriation when it is done disingenuously. Aspects of a given group in society can be culturally appropriated (i.e. music, art, traditions, customs) as well as spatially appropriated. Unwanted infiltration and appropriation of another culture’s “space” happens constantly in many urban, ethnic
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Balancing Two Identities: What it Means to be Chinese in the United States

trategically located between Centre and Lafayette Street in New York City, the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) faces both cultural Chinatown and Little Italy. While the museum is inside of an early 1900’s industrial building, the sustainable materials used to create the space and interior architecture reflect the fusion of history and modernity. The
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Secrets of the Bohemian Grove: An Alternative Fraternity

Settled 75 miles north of bustling San Francisco, the town of Monte Rio is tucked away from the urban sprawl of the bustling city. This quiet, humble town lies amongst the lush forests and rolling mountains of northern California. For the majority of the year, a campground, dubbed Bohemian Grove, is completely empty. Yet, when
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