Radical Ideologies
Ordinary Form

The image in the poster above is a speculative recreation of the “All-Black Town” of Boley, Oklahoma depicted as a model that imagines an alternate history. The Spring 2023 semester of ARCH 4100 will research how towns like this one formed. In addition, the class will explore how the community’s ideologies were linked to specific architectural forms of the main street, revealing an alternative historical narrative that explains how the state was developed as America expanded its territory west.