Reclaiming Architectural Narratives in Poverty: Tiny House Movements and the Economy of Aesthetics

 “Black Vernacular: Architecture as Cultural Practice” by bell hooks reveals the complicated history of African-American architecture in the United States and the restrictions placed on it by the “politics of race, class, and gender” (148). The socioeconomic expectations of homes then, and now, continues to revolve around square footage as an indicator of class. In