School of architecture

School Notes: School of Architecture
January/February 2023

Ending modern slavery

School of Architecture associate dean Phillip Bernstein ’79 (TD), ’83MArch, and Gilder Lehrman Center Affiliated Scholar Luis C. deBaca are teaching a joint course between Yale Architecture and the University of Michigan Law School entitled Slavery: Its Legacies in the Built Environment. Supported by a grant from Yale Law School and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the multidisciplinary class is not only examining chattel slavery’s imprint on American architecture but is also developing tools to ensure that contemporary forms of labor exploitation do not taint newly constructed memorials, monuments, and buildings. Research from the course will inform the Spring 2023 advanced design studio taught by Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor Mabel Wilson. 

New publications

The School of Architecture celebrates the arrival of several new publications. These include Reimagining the Civic, which documents the advanced studios of three Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professorships; A Center for Victims of Domestic Violence in New Haven, which focuses on concepts for the design of a Family Justice Center for New Haven; The Innovative Urban Workplace, which documents an Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellowship studio on the future of the Brooklyn Navy Yard; and Perspecta 55: Futures, the next installment of the Yale Architectural Journal.  

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