Research

Academic or Investigative research into a specific topic, with the purpose of pushing the boundaries of what is widely known about that topic.

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The African American Design Nexus’ Harlem StoryMap traces the neighborhood’s Black-designed places

Sala Elise Patterson interviews the AADN’s Thandi Nyambose on the meaning behind the Harlem StoryMap.

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Isabel Strauss

Season 1, Episode 7: Isabel Strauss, a current GSD student, discusses her thesis, which takes the shape of a Request for Proposals to address paths to reparations for Black communities in Chicago's South Side.

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Toni Griffin

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.

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Stephen Gray

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.

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Bryan Lee, Jr.

Season 1, Episode 3: Bryan Lee Jr. joins us to continue our conversation with De Nichols about the #DesignAsProtest collective and Dark Matter University.

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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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Health Science and Research Campus

Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University (PNU) is a world class university campus for 40,000 full-time undergraduate women. At 2,000 acres (800 hectares) and 30 million total square feet, PNU is the largest facility of its kind in the world, symbolizing that...

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Woven Light

Woven Light is a research project conducted by Felecia Davis at the Stuckeman Center for Design Computing at Penn State University’s College of Arts and Architecture from 2016 to 2018. The project, which aims to develop a prototype tensile structure...

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Woven Water Filter

Woven Water Filter is a research project initiated in 2016 by Felecia Davis at the Stuckeman Center for Design Computing at Penn State University’s College of Arts and Architecture. The objective of the project is to design and develop a...

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Los Angeles

Commenting on his 1913 visit to Los Angeles as a representative of the newly-formed N.A.A.C.P., W.E.B. Du Bois, wrote, “Los Angeles is wonderful… Out here in this matchless Southern California there would seem to be no limit to your opportunities,...