In his diversity article this month, Stephen Kliment, FAIA, discusses African identity in African-American design: Given the diversity of that continent, can it be? Should it be? And how about European-American, Asian-American, or Australian-American architectural identities?
As the homogenization of cultures, styles, and even languages worldwide continues to spread with increasing rapidity, though, perhaps an adherence to various subcategories is indeed a way to keep local or cultural identities alive.
What do you think?