Christina Chi Zhang joins the School as the Harry der Boghosian Fellow for 2023–24. Her research project, “Scales of Healing in Post-Traumatic Landscapes” explores the tools of representation used to document, analyze and represent post-traumatic landscapes in different scales.
Zhang’s broader research focuses on community-driven architectural solutions in the face of war, violence, and displacement. Zhang co-founded Ideation Worldwide, a nonprofit organization through which she initiated and directed the construction of a refugee-run adult learning center in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya in 2017.
Zhang received numerous awards at Yale University, including the George Nelson Travel Scholarship, which supported her year-long trip and research inquiry into post-atrocity reconstruction in Bosnia and Rwanda, resulting in her 2022 exhibition, “Thank You for Loving Me till the End: Life, Memory and Reconstruction in Post-Atrocity Bosnia and Rwanda,” at Yale’s North Gallery.
Zhang has practiced architecture professionally at EFFEKT Arkitekter in Copenhagen; Studio MM Architect in New York City; Turner Brooks Architect in New Haven; and Atelier Deshaus in Shanghai.
Zhang holds a B.A. and an M.Arch from Yale University.