Advisors: Sekou Cooke and Nina Sharifi

The agency of architecture to support/subvert/reinforce/mitigate institutional power structures and dynamics has long been at the core of political, economic, sociological, and cultural systems of human civilization. We explore the physical relationship between body and space, spatial and temporal territories, material significance/meaning, and cultural inheritances of spaces for protest. The work analyzes evidence of historical spaces of protest, and ways in which they could serve to inform and construct projective frameworks for future spaces where civic actors, stakeholders, and constituents can realize the right of demonstration, and where physical, spatial, and material syntaxes of security, surveillance, and safety can be radically subverted to liberate, protect, and include. The projects aim to develop methodological pathways that reconfigure/reclaim/reassign ownership and intention and challenge the agency and systems of oppression behind the operation of “public” space.

may 3, 9am - 12 noon

Additional Reviewers: Amber Bartosh, Kristina Borrman

9:00am Siraphob Khuptiphongkun
Trash between Two

9:30am Shauneil Williams
The Postcolonial Condition
10:00am Nicholas Wahler
Immortal Tactics
10:30am Lindsey Brown
Mural Row
11:00am David Acevedo
Communion Composed
11:30am Eryn Young
Working Toward Wellness
12 noon Heather Warren
The Right to Breathe