noun \ˈvan-ˌgärd also ˈvaŋ-\
1 : the troops moving at the head of an army
2 : the forefront of an action or movement
The Vanguard as defined here is a small group of individuals who firmly believe in
and are passionate about advancing the notion f a black aesthetics in the environmental disciplines.
Each one of the designers mentioned in this section has a clear track record in this endeavor.
This section presents the members of the vanguard, their work, built, unbuilt and theoretical as well as defines what I call the 10 Principles of Black Cultural Design.
I have also identified “10 areas of manipulation” where of which environmental design professionals and students can apply cultural aesthetic expression in their project proposals.