Through my spiritual growth and development, I have been in touch with the lessons of the dodecahedron. The dodecahedron is a 12-sided shape that symbolizes protection, ascension and the element of aether, or voidness. (Pomegranate seeds, for example upon close examination are 12-sided irregular dodecahedrons.) Astronomers teach us that cosmic voids in the universe literally hold space for the expansion of matter and life. The dodecahedron is composed of 12 intersecting pentagons. It has 20 vertices and 30 edges. Each vertex of the dodecahedron is where three edges meet, meaning each point is connected to three other points, making the dodecahedron a great way to model and think about bringing people together through those who act as bridges between groups of people, resources, and ways of knowing. The geometry of the dodecahedron is a model for how to inhabit and create space in a way that is in touch and in tune with the Black demand to free the land. My vision for this land is for it to function like a dodecahedron: to be a form that holds the space for protection, ascension, and expansion.
Black people have a paradoxical relationship to space and power because in Western world views and practices, space and nature are that which is appropriated by Man, who has the agency and reason to organize nature and space to serve him and his interests. Modern life hinged on rendering Black, indigenous and colonized people as a part of space and nature, not as agents, but as chattal, in order to rationalize the capture of our ancestors' labor and life force to produce capitalist value systems. Black peoples paradoxical relationship to power is supported by knowledge systems that position Black people outside of space and time: no history, no homeland, no father, no where on the map, no known point of origin.