The designed environment has the capacity to produce ameliorative and even emancipatory social effects on those who occupy it. These positive social effects can be produced in a variety of ways and at a gradient of scales. They can range from enabling individual agency in the choice of body location and posture, particularization of one’s own personal environment up through the self-organization of larger social groupings. Especially at larger scales of urban collectivities, these social effects extend beyond the interpersonal into the political. The urban actions of the last several months, directly and indirectly emerging from the Black Lives Matter movement exemplify this scale of social effect, as well as their potential for public representation. 

february 26, 9AM-5pm

  • Charles Chu
    Parasite for Parasites
  • Patrick Joshua de Gracia
    Entangling Manila’s Seam
  • Ashley Dunkwu
    Civilian Guide to Autonomy
  • Zain Edeen Elwakil & Kalani Mah
    Spatial Dialogue
  • Kaixin Huang & Siting Xing
    Image Carnival
  • Zhen Huang & Kun Chris Lei
    Diagnostic Architecture
  • Hanzhang Lai & Phang Lim
    Dissoluted Reality
  • Estefany Lona
    Resembling Legitimacy
  • Joe Mozdzanowski
    Real Space
  • Shawn Tang
    Sight Unseen