Senior Seminar in History and Theory (Thesis)
For this academic year, the subject area of study within undergraduate thesis was the architecture of activism. We began by examining historical periods when architects demonstrated social agency and conviction, including but not limited to modernism's engagement with social housing, the radical practices of the 1960s that aimed to overturn systems of power, and more recent grassroots efforts to redefine collective action. Each individual project seeks to ask, what does an architecture of activism look like today?
Leah Meisterlin (Columbia (GSAPP)), Philipp Eversmann (University of Kassel), Nick Puckett (OCAD), Tei Carpenter (Agency-Agency - UofT), Petros Babasikas (Daniels), Zachary Mollica (Architectural Association), Jae-Sung Chon (University of Manitoba), AnnaLisa Meyboom (University of British Columbia), Mauricio Quiros Pacheco (Daniels), Julia Jamrozik (Unviersity of Buffalo), Peter Sealy (Daniels), Ignacio Galan (Columbia (GSAPP)/Barnard), Anthony Acciavatti (Yale University), Vedanta Balbahadur (McGill University), Vera Parlac (New Jersey Institute of Technology), Fiona Lim Tung (Daniels)