Advisors: Joseph Godlewski, Francisco Sanin, Yutaka Sho, Abingo Wu

The concept of private ownership has been under scrutiny in recent years. This turn in the concept of property attests to the fact that architecture is an active participant in the construction of the city, suburbs, the rural, and the natural, and is an agent in realizing a political and cultural project in the environment we share. These projects focus on sharing and its impacts on architecture. Contrary to a romantic notion of the olden days, today’s shared resources cause conflicts. From border walls, wars over precious metals and refugee camps, to communes, gated communities and micro-housing, they call into question who owns which resource, who decides, and what the consequences may be for our environment, kin, and architecture.

May 3, 10:15AM - 3:30PM

Additional Reviewer: Lori Brown

10:15-11:00am Diego Becerra
Hidden Narratives
11:00-11:45am Xingyu Guo & Xingyao Wang
Borders and Beyond Borders
11:45am-12:30pm Aaron Cass
Reclaiming Terrorism


Additional Reviewers: Lori Brown, Ivi Diamantopoulou

1:15-2:00pm Akanksha Gomes
Integrating Informalities
2:00-2:45pm Julia Ocejo Vivanco
In-Between Land
2:45-3:30pm Yucheng Han
Dystopian Los Angeles
3:30-4:15pm Dipal Mistry
Spatializing Safety


may 4, 10:15am - 1:15pm

Additional Reviewers: Terrance Goode, Nina Sharifi

10:15-11:00am Jesse Valgora
Artifice of Bricolage
11:00-11:45am Giovanna Veiga
Boundaries of Conflict
11:45am-12:30pm Brianna Serrano
Politics and Urban Guerrillas
1:15-2:00pm Adam Liu & Stephen Marinelli
Rethinking Participatory Design