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Ama Gisèle and RESOLVE Collective
Season 3, Episode 3: Ama Gisèle and Resolve Collective’s Akil and Seth Scafe-Smith offer a candid exploration that challenges traditional boundaries in art, architecture, and filmmaking, all while pondering the future of design and its impact on inclusive spaces.
Nifemi Marcus-Bello and Curry J. Hackett
Title: Season 3, Episode 1: Nifemi Marcus-Bello and Curry J. Hackett engage in a conversation on designing narratives of place, with particular attention to practice grounded in mobility and empathy
John Louis Wilson Jr.
There are many aspects of 20th-century American urban development and architectural practice embedded in the history of John Louis Wilson, Jr. The first Black graduate of Columbia’s school of architecture in 1928, Wilson is best known for working on the...
Twin Cities StoryMap
This AADN StoryMap reckons with the spatial contexts of the police killings of Philando Castile in 2016 and George Floyd in 2020 and investigates the structural role of the built environment in the Twin Cities.
Rob Problak Gibbs
Season 2, Episode 3: Rob Problak Gibbs details how his origins as a graffiti writer and practice as a muralist have shaped the ways in which he engages with his community through the built environment.
Harlem, NYC StoryMap
By tracing Black-designed places in Harlem, this StoryMap highlights the importance of Black urbanists in shaping Harlem’s historical and contemporary identities.
Season 1, Episode 6: Urbanist, architect, and GSD Professor Toni Griffin shares her experiences transitioning from working in the private sector to the public sector and starting her own design research initiative.
Season 1, Episode 5: Urban designer and GSD Professor Stephen Gray examines ways in which we can bridge the gap between academia and real-projects.
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.
Interfacing with public space and communities is more of a personal design ethos and agenda as opposed to an industry norm. Considering how contentious public space can be, a designer who steps up to the task of designing with the...