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


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...


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...


Clean Team Ghana

Clean Team Ghana is a transformative, large-scale social enterprise and collaboration between Unilever, IDEO, Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor, and Studio O, among others, addressing the global issue of safe and convenient sanitation. The project delivers a portable...


Felecia Davis

Trained as both an engineer and as an architect, Felecia Davis is known for her rigorous investigation of Architextiles. Or rather, using digital soft fabrication and computation, Davis studies the intersection of architecture and textile production in the pursuit of...


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;...


Mabel O. Wilson

Mabel O. Wilson is the founder of Studio &, a firm exploring different facets of art, architecture, and cultural history. She is the Nancy and George E. Rupp Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, as...