With urban spaces under the control of protests against police brutality, questions of who gets to utilize a space and who feels comfortable in a space are at the forefront of international attention. Spaces do not randomly appear, and are shaped by their designers, begging the question of the role of urban designers and architects in perpetuating racial injustice.
In the “East Meets West” panel discussion, WallaceLiu’s founders Jamie Wallace and Jee Liu join MAAT executive director Beatrice Leanza and editor of Wallpaper* China Yoko Choy to discuss trends that will define the future development of our cities across the Eastern and Western hemispheres.
Emmanuel Pratt, MacArthur fellow and founder of Sweet Water Foundation, regenerates neighborhoods by fusing architecture & community development.
We’ve taken a backseat to listen and to reflect on ways we have been complicit in institutional racism, and how we can implement more inclusive anti-racist actions. Photo by Clay Banks.
Founder of Interactive Africa and Design Indaba, Ravi Naidoo challenges his audience at reSITE to reframe what they believe the purpose of design is for.
RUN with reSITE (or walk), remotely-together through our cities! You can join WHEREVER you are.
Chris Precht’s projects seek to synthesize the two biggest polluting industries—architecture and agriculture—by imagining a world where cities are designed to give back space to nature and reconnect our lives back to our sources of vitality through the utilization of natural materials with a low carbon footprint.
We’ve been exploring all corners of the urbanism, architecture, design and city-making world from the comfort of our couch or a socially-distanced walk searching for inspiration. Here is a comprehensive list of our favorite shows that have sonically been in our ears, taking our minds to new places and planting new ideas on designing more livable, lovable cities.
Bianca Wylie is a Toronto-based, open-government advocate among the early critics to raise concerns about privacy issues of the Sidewalk Lab’s now-defunct controversial smart neighborhood proposal on Toronto’s waterfront land.
Associate Director and Senior Architect for UNStudio, Marianthi Tatari, says that technology is the driving force behind the design for uncertainty and the future of our cities.