New School Grads Rock

This month, we feature Rania Dalloul, who graduated last year from Parsons with an MA in Theories of Urban Practice. When I asked her for an update on her work, she sent such an insightful note that I am including it as it comes from her, rather than in third person. Her account is especially relevant for students who will graduate soon and make their way into the jostling, complicated, non-linear world. *********************************************** From Rania: Before I moved to New York to pursue the MA in Theories of Urban Practice at Parsons, I was living in Lebanon, working with Palestinian refugees, conducting housing and archival research, and teaching at a free school for fashion d

Race + Urban Planning

--Gordon Parks, "Two children living in low rent housing project, Daytona Beach, Florida." Photograph for the FSA/OWI, 1943. Click the image above to read "Race, Planning, and the American City." I wrote this essay for Aggregate, a web-based architectural history collaborative, and their Black Lives Matter project. The essay takes up the challenge laid by pioneering planning scholar June Manning Thomas: to trace, and encourage the expansion of, the scholarly literature on the role of race and racism in the organization, planning, and design of American cities.

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