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.

Indigenous Knowledge Sharing Spaces in the state of NY

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:

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.

Designing a Manhattan Dwelling with respect for Indigenous Sensibilities

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:

Chris Cornelius meets with ISAPD

Chris Cornelius, Associate Professor at the School of Architecture & Planning at the University of Wisconsin, gave a talk about his work at the Yale School of Architecture on February 21, 2019. His research and practice focuses on the architectural translation of culture and in American Indian culture in particular. He is the founding principal of studio:indigenous, a design and consulting practice serving American Indian clients.