Contemporary architecture and development in the US is dominated by a distinctly American cultural hegemony. Throughout American history, a streamlined and very nearly imperceptible oppression of the many has been employed to maintain the power and privilege of the few under the guise of equality, liberty, democracy. Such is the case in the architecture and development of the American city today. It is the aim of a more Christian architecture structurally to undo this hegemony.
This is accomplished in three ways: First, by working within a capitalist economy to provide the tangible benefits of architecture to those without means. Second, by learning to recognize and understand structural inequality. And third, by creating greater structural equality. We begin to create greater structural equality by developing and applying architecture’s instrumentality to bring people together as symbiotically as possible through nuanced negotiation of domain.
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