Location: Raleigh, NC
There is power and truth in what lies beneath the surface.
The concept draws inspiration from the subterranean root system of the mighty oak tree, which draws a parallel to North Carolina’s rich history that has depended greatly on people of color and other minorities that are often overlooked. Paths carve through the site to acknowledge movement, create a place to reflect and a place to gather and negotiate topography. The excavation process symbolically reveals the legacy of the state’s African Americans, whose rich and varied contributions are etched into the site’s retaining walls.