Sacred Stoops is a representation of the porch and its role in the African-American community. Whether Miami or Chicago, the porch has been a key space for congregation. It’s an observation of collective identity, and entry point to the home as well as issues of race, segregation, and spatial politics.
Germane Barnes is the director of Studio Barnes, a testing ground for the physical and theoretical investigations of architecture’s social and political agency. His design and research contributions have been published and exhibited in several international publications and institutions, most notably The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, The New York Times, Architect Magazine and The National Museum of African American History, where he was identified as a member of black design professionals shifting the landscape and challenging the status quo in architecture and urbanism.