Sep/12
Garnette Cadogan, Dayna Cunningham, Yolande Daniels, Mark Jarzombek, Justin Steil

Legacies of Discrimination in the Built Environment

Architecture & Urban Studies & Planning Faculty Roundtable
Garnette Cadogan, Dayna Cunningham, Yolande Daniels, Mark Jarzombek, Justin Steil
Room 7-429/Long Lounge, 12 PM 

Garnette Cadogan is an essayist and journalist who focuses on history, culture, and the arts. His current research explores the promise and perils of urban life, the vitality and inequality of cities, and the challenges of pluralism. Cadogan is writing a book on walking. He is the Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Scholar at DUSP – and previously held fellowships from Yale, University of Chicago, Columbia College, NYU, and UVA. He is editor-at-large for Non-Stop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas (edited by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro) and is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of the Harlem Renaissance (with Shirley E. Thompson; forthcoming).

Dayna Cunningham is a Executive Director of CoLab and a Lecturer in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. An attorney by training, Dayna has worked throughout her professional career on promoting democratic participation and addressing social marginality. Prior to MIT, Dayna an Associate Director at the Rockefeller Foundation supporting efforts to explore changing racial dynamics and new conceptions of race in the U.S., as well as civil rights legal innovation. She also worked as a voting rights lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. She is a graduate of the Sloan Fellows MBA program, and holds an Bachelors from Harvard/Radcliffe and a JD from NYU.

Yolande Daniels is a founding partner of studioSUMO, an academic/architecture partnership focused on innovative design involving research, formal exploration, and material invention in Long Island City, NY. Yolande’s research interests are revealing connections between social systems and the spaces in which they are enacted and how certain concepts, such as race and gender, are produced as technologies of difference. This semester, Daniels is teaching a workshop titled Architectural + Urban Identifications: Modeling the Rules, Play and Forms, of Domination and Diversity.

Mark Jarzombek, professor of the history and theory of architecture, works on a wide range of topics from the 12th century to the modern era. He is one of the country’s leading advocates for global history and has published several books and articles on that topic, including the ground-breaking textbook entitled A Global History of Architecture (Wiley Press, 2006) with co-author Vikram Prakash and Francis K. Ching.

Justin Steil is an Assistant Professor of Law and Urban Planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Broadly interested in social stratification and spatial dimensions of inequality, his research examines the intersection of urban policy with property, land use, and civil rights law. His recent scholarship has explored the relationship between space, power, and inequality in the context of immigration federalism, residential segregation, lending discrimination, environmental justice, and mass incarceration.

Garnette Cadogan, Dayna Cunningham, Yolande Daniels, Mark Jarzombek, Justin Steil

Faculty and Visiting Scholars, Department of Architecture / Urban Studies and Planning