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.
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.
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, 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.
Charelle Brown presents an urban analysis of Resolute, Nunavut after the forced relocation of Inuit families in the 1950s. Her work highlights the influence of the Inuit community on Resolute’s contemporary urban condition.
This week, Charelle Brown gave a talk on her research, “Intergenerational Understandings of Pueblo Women: A history of Santo Domingo Pueblo’s Architecture, Design, and Planning” for Prof. Ned Blackhawk’s seminar class, Writing Tribal Histories.