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 to question who owns which resource, who decides and what the consequences may be for our environment, kin, and architecture.

february 26, 10AM-4PM

10 - 10:25am Xingyu Guo & Xingyao Wang
Borders and Beyond Borders
10:25 - 10:50am Akanksha Gomes
Integrating Informalities
10:50 - 11:15am Aaron Cass
Reclaiming Terrorism
11:15 - 11:40am Yucheng Han
Dystopian Los Angeles
11:40am - 12:05pm Adam Liu & Stephen Marinelli
Rethinking Participatory Design
1:05 - 1:30pm Diego Becerra
Hidden Narratives
1:30 - 1:55pm Giovanna Veiga
Boundaries of Conflict
1:55 - 2:20pm Dipal Mistry
Spatializing Safety
2:20 - 2:45pm Jesse Valgora
Out of Bounds
2:45 - 3:10pm Brianna Serrano
Politics and Urban Guerrillas
3:10 - 3:35pm Julia Ocejo Vivanco
Cultivating Land