Conceptual Work

Conceptual is characterized by an emphasis on communicating an idea and the [designer’s] intent, rather than the production of the [work] itself, often including documentation referring to the creation process. The ideas or concepts that a work expresses or refers to are considered to be its defining characteristic, and the finished material result, if it exists at all, is regarded primarily as a form of documentation rather than as the art work.

Nexus Podcast

Amir Hall and Marisa Parham

Season 2, Episode 1: Amir Hall and Marisa Parham engage in a conversation on how technology forms and mediates identity.

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Michelle Joan Wilkinson

Season 1, Episode 4: Dr. Michelle Joan Wilkinson discusses the systems of power embedded in architectural design and her work as a curator documenting diasporic architectural heritage.

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Stephen Gray

Stephen Gray continually challenges the false choice between either making cities more beautiful or making them more equitable. Whether in his career as a senior urban designer at Sasaki or in his teaching and research at the GSD, Gray’s work...

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The Textile Mirror

Imagine you have just experienced an emotional event, and as you enter the room, the walls begin to recede and crumple into tight patterns reflecting the pain you feel inside. Perhaps you are implicitly broadcasting your emotions via sensors either...

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African Burial Ground

This proposal for museum and memorial for the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan marks this invisible space where African peoples and slaves were buried beginning in the 17th century at the margins of Dutch colonial New York. The burial...

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Day Labor Station

The Day Labor Station is an innovative conceptual design for an adaptable structure which would provide shelter for day laborers waiting for work. The design would also create a community environment by providing a meeting space and classroom for those...

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Liz Ogbu

Although trained as an architect, Liz Ogbu often introduces herself as diverging from the normality of her field. This is because Ogbu does not (necessarily) design buildings. Instead, Obgu’s architectural practice is dedicated to the design of opportunities for impact;...