The Greenwood Massacre in Tulsa, OK, 1921
The works on view in 4x8 Cityscape were created by architect James Stokoe, AIA. They are based on his photographic documentation of the overnight boarding up along Wisconsin Avenue in northwest Washington, DC during the protests that followed the killing of George Floyd on May 25, 2020.
They documented a rare and temporary architectural intervention, but to him his images needed to raise awareness of lives lost, recurring injustices, and the history of systemic racism throughout our country. “The plywood covered and muted storefronts offered an opportunity to place this tragic legacy, front and center in the cityscape.” The outcome is a project designed for remembrance and a call to action.
Artist Statement and Bio
4x8 Cityscape is organized by AIA|DC and exclusively online with special thanks to James Stokoe, AIA.
Exhibitions are supported, in part, by our Sustaining Firm Affiliate Members