ISAPD members, Anjelica Gallegos and Summer Sutton, along with Yale architecture classmate, I-Ting Tsai, attended the 1st Lenape Powwow in NYC, held at the Park Avenue Armory on November 18th.
The event included a talk by Winona LaDuke, Native American land rights activist and author, as well as performances by acclaimed Inuit throat singer, Tanya Tagaq.
ISAPD visited Cornell University to see the work-in-progress screening of Waaki – Sanctuary, by film maker, Victor Masayesva (Hopi). The faculty of Cornell’s American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program (AIISP) were kind enough to offer a place for ISAPD to stay in Akwe:kon, the first university residence hall designed and developed to celebrate American Indian culture and heritage.
ISAPD had the chance to explore I.M. Pei’s Johnson Art Museum on Cornell’s campus as well as Milstein Hall, designed by Remington Koolhaas in 2011.
Prof. Ted Jojola (University of New Mexico, School of Architecture and Planning) gave a talk on “Indigenous Planning” at the University of Buffalo on Wednesday, November 14th. ISAPD traveled to Buffalo, NY to attend the lecture and joined Prof. Jojola for a dinner hosted by the faculty at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Buffalo.
Summer Sutton, from the Yale School of Architecture and Professor Charles Davis II from the University of Buffalo discussed Access and Accountability in Architecture education.
Summer Sutton will be in conversation with Prof. Charles Davis II (University of Buffalo) on Thursday, November 8th from 1-2pm to discuss Access and Accountability in Architecture. Please join us for the discussion!
The Indigenous Scholars of Architecture, Planning and Design (ISAPD) were at the Yale School of Architecture Open House, held on Thursday, November 1st. We were excited to welcome prospective indigenous students to the school. We hope everyone had a great time!
Paprika!, the new broadsheet of the Yale School of Architecture recently issued a call for proposals on the topic of questioning the meaning of “Vernacular” in the architecture profession. The original call for proposals made the all-too-common-mistake of associating “vernacular” with “indigenous” and “primitive.” The editors of the paper were quick to respond to ISAPD and agreed to re-frame the original theme for the Paprika! issue.
The ISAPD team wrote a response to Paprika! on this issue. More information about this will be coming out soon!
ISAPD announced their first official meeting on Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2018.
Anjelica Gallegos exhibited and sold her artwork at Yale’s 7th annual powwow held on October 7th 2018.
ISAPD was part of a group of students visiting the MET in October for a private viewing reception of the new permanent exhibit on “Art of Native America.”
For more information about the event, visit the Yale Group for the Study of Native America website with a featured article on the opening reception.