Fall 2022: MAX(imum)/MIN(inum) – The Power of Placemaking
Building on our understanding of momentum already in place, the studio takes on a site located at the figurative center of English Avenue. We aim to strengthen positive citizen-centric social impact and equity through the power of place. We consider programs supporting social infrastructure – retail, gathering, food, market – as essential instruments for daily life and community engagement. Our proposal seeks to catalyze economic development through entrepreneurship taking meaningful steps to transform the local community’s poverty level. In a historically vibrant, but rapidly shrinking neighborhood, our work sets positive steps forwards to bolster retention and help in stabilizing the community. Throughout the semester, we considered interrelated issues of community, place, memory, story-telling, culture and identity across scales.
- Can we imagine a role for the architect where the act of design is an entrepreneurial and innovative endeavor – for those who are underserved and/or under-resourced?
- How far can we push the limits of creativity to imagine exciting models of collective spaces for shared experiences?
- How can we leverage shipping containers to offer affordable, inventive, and creative architectural solutions?
- Julie Ju-Youn Kim, AIA, NCARB
- Spencer McMains
- Reigna Iheme
- Hayden Blodgett
- Ella Petry
- The Stitch
- Ryan Stoddard
- Claire Puckhaber
- Rose Rewatkar
- Gray Walters
- The Medium
- Nicole Bridges
- Shaina Lofton
- Cullen Whelan
- Amelia Quek
- Pastor Winston Taylor, The Beloved Community Member
- Holden Spaht, Square Feet Studio
- Emily Wirt, Square Feet Studio
- Leslie Ellsworth, Studio SOGO