The current building site on Plymouth Street of New Haven, Connecticut falls under the jurisdiction of two separate articles of agreement between Quinnipiac leaders and English authorities during the 17th Century. The annotated treaties are referenced on the Yale Building Project of 2019 website.
ISAPD Members have been busy creating and designing the spatial atmosphere of the Making Space for Resistance exhibit which will occur in the fall of 2019 at Yale School of Architecture’s North Gallery. Various handmade elements include fusing natural, textural and functional materials together. Designing the space and curating the work in the exhibit has been the focus for several months. ISPAD is especially excited to continue the art piece commemorating the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. More details on this particular section of the exhibit can be found here.
ISAPD recently launched a campaign to create a commemorative art installation which honors and spreads awareness of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women epidemic.
The designed installation will be built by members of ISAPD during the summer of 2019 and will be featured in the gallery show curated by ISAPD entitled:
Making Space for Resistance: Past, Present Future
Yale School of Architecture – North Gallery
August 29, 2019 -October 5, 2019
To read more about the campaign please visit the gofundme website here!
The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women art installation will provide a unique and necessary commemoration to the Indigenous women from an architectural perspective and will energize the spatial practices of healing from those often overlooked.
ISAPD is thrilled that our exhibition proposal for the North Gallery in the Yale School of Architecture has been selected! Our exhibit, Making Space for Resistance: Present, Past, Future will open August 29, 2019 and run through October 5, 2019. We’re looking forward to sharing more of our vision for this exhibit as the weeks count down!
Anjelica Gallegos (MArch I ’21) designed an Indigenous Ecologies Center which acknowledged the horticulture practices utilized by the Indigenous land keepers of the Manhattan site. This project was for her graduate design studio with Prof. Trattie Davies.
ISAPD spent the day in NYC at the Indian Cities: Histories of Indigenous Urbanism conference hosted by NYU. Thank you to the organizers for bringing together such a fascinating series of topics. It was great to have Kinsale join us for the event.
Summer Sutton (PhD ’21) visited several cultural centers and museums representing Indigenous communities across the state of New York. The images and information from these visits are added to the Indigenous Space website as part of an ongoing research project: www.IndigenousSpace.org
By mapping formalized spaces of Indigenous knowledge sharing, the website aims to re-frame Indigenous Architecture as a communicative tool between people and their environments. Spaces designed and dedicated to pass on Indigenous knowledge continue to connect the past with the present, formalize communicative identities, and foster a relationship with ancestral land.
ISAPD contributes the work of Rina Swentzell and Chris Cornelius to be included in Paprika! Vol. 04, Issue 15 Ca(non).
“This issue puts into question the architecture ‘canon,’ a term that is often used but not explicitly defined. Our intention is neither to define nor defy it but instead to address the implications of the term on what is taught, how architecture is practiced, and who gets recognized. In this issue, we deliberately bring to the foreground resources that represent architecture’s historic and contemporary heterogeneity. This acknowledgment is necessary in reflecting the larger shift towards diversifying architectural pedagogy and the imperatives of contemporary practice.”
Anjelica Gallegos (MArch I ’21) presents a visual acknowledgment of Indigenous land for her graduate design studio with Prof. Trattie Davies. The project utilizes Indigenous sensibilities of environmental conditions to inform the design of a contemporary dwelling in the center of Manhattan.
For more information on the Lenape presence in NYC today: