My project focuses on the social, political, and psychological implications of landscape and architecture on conceptions of individual, collective, and national identity, in relationship to African diasporic communities. Landscape is a term I utilize broadly to identify impositions (physical, historical) on our sense of belonging. I will develop a project beginning with the history of Italian East Africa and its dissolution by the United Nations in 1947. I will reach out to the contributors of Blackpost, an editorial project composed exclusively of first- or second-generation immigrants in Rome to begin build a network for discussion, translation, [and] documentation, eventually presented in a public format. I will also continue building an independent body of work hinged on the notion of familiarity and inclusion, based on my broadening exploration of the familiar yet fraught term “black subjectivity.” I will make large-scale paintings, drawings, and collages influenced by this research.