It’s not always the journey, but the destination in the end that can make a difference. For a group of Historically Black College and University (HBCU) alum, that landing place happens to be the island of Barbados for the inaugural FABA Festival, a festival that champions Black culture like never before.
Jul 20, 2023
When you think of Black history, you may think of figures of the past who were pioneers in their own right. However, today, there are individuals amongst us who are carving paths of their own and still creating brighter futures for our people. One happens to be Barbados native Alyssa-Amor Gibbons, an architectural designer with a mission to preserve and leverage the island’s identity through thoughtful design. For Gibbons, Barbados has always been a hub of innovation, but she believes it’s not always recognized by the world. Therefore, she plans to fix that by merging engineering with architecture. “Throughout history, because of our location on the globe, we are the halfway point between the east and the west,” Gibbons told AfroTech in an exclusive interview. “Traditionally, we’ve always been this almost linchpin location where people [and] travelers come to and pass through to get to bigger, better. Not to mention the slave trade and the critical role that Barbados played, where...
Feb 2, 2023