architecture, cartography, geography

Race, Space, and "Problem Solving" in Stockholm's Built Environment  📄

Seattle Poetic Grid  🗺
Developed with Claudia Castro Luna and Amrita Mazumdar using CARTO, the Seattle Poetic Grid presents poems of place throughout the city from both new and established poets. "If we can imagine Seattle's map and on top of that, we layer a grid of poems written by kids in schools, written by senior citizens, written by people in P-Patches, written by youth in high schools," Castro Luna first described on KUOW in 2015. For more information, see PBS Newshour, Seattle Times, Next City, and Stranger, as well as the very end of this New York Times article.

Architectures of Migration: A Survey of Displacements, Routes, and Arrivals  📔
This ARCADE feature explores the relationship between the built environment and migration; 13 contributors write of what it means to be displaced from home, to persevere en route, and to arrive elsewhere. They describe displacements as three US cities cater to influxes of young, wealthy white people. They conceptualize architectures of those who can no longer build in places of their own. They survey precarious journeys through squats, camps, and detention centers. And they identify welcoming and unwelcoming spaces of arrival.

An/other Space in Neoliberal Amman: Souk Abdali  📄
Amman is increasingly described as a neoliberal city. Recent developments, including gated communities, low-income housing, and shopping malls, control inhabitants' movement and consumption. However, Henri Lefebvre explains, people also produce spaces of their own – other spaces that are the actual result of the "right to the city," or their struggle to appropriate and participate. This research considers Souk Abdali, an informal market that temporarily occupies a former transportation hub each week, as one instance of other space in Amman, and it attempts to document the tactics of the market's production.