Yale Jim Vlock First Year Building Project Adopts Tribal Land Acknowledgement

The Yale M.Arch Class of 2021 voted to adopt a tribal land acknowledgement for the Building Project of 2019. ISAPD member and M.Arch Class of 2021 student, Anjelica S. Gallegos, collaborated with the Yale New England Indian Papers Series (Native Northeast Research Collaborative) to provide information on the Indigenous inhabitants and care takers of the building site.

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 are positive and resolved the tribal land acknowledgement and vital collaboration with the Yale New England Indian Papers Series (Native Northeast Research Collaborative) will become part of the Yale School of Architecture’s Jim Vlock Building Project legacy.

Read the tribal land acknowledgement here.

Making Space for Resistance Exhibition is Well Underway

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 is Featured in Architectural Digest



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Charelle Brown, Anjelica Gallegos, and Summer Sutton on the Yale campus. Photo: Michael A. Hernandez

ISAPD members Charelle Brown, Anjelica Gallegos and Summer Sutton were interviewed by Audrey Gray of Architectural Digest in June of 2019. The article entitled, ‘Indigenous Women Are Creating New Conversations at Yale Architecture School’ is featured on the website. Read the full interview below.