I am a complacent American. By reading the daily newspaper and contemporary literature, listening to National Public Radio, and observing the hundreds of people I pass by, I know suffering exists in the United States. My country is burdened by unemployment, malnutrition, poor education quality, education disparity, unsupportive welfare, natural disasters of increased severity due to climate change, stringent immigration policies, and more. I could find others who believe in my political views and shout into a megaphone. I could wear ridiculous costumes and harass pedestrians. I could s
“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life?
The world would split open.”
― Muriel Rukeyser
GSAPP: Palestinian Project is a 3rd year Master of Architecture Studio focusing on historical sites within the country of Palestine. It is a unique time for Palestinians as they try to earn their "seat" within the United Nations. The studio is composed of 8 GSAPP students with professors Anthony Tung and Craig Konyk leading the studio and research being conducted. The team of students will explore different historical centers within Palestine, learning from the historical architecture within the country.
RESPONSE Amman LAB Workshop (ALW) brought together scholars and students from five different global universities, the focus of the workshop being response to “public”space within Amman’s centralized historic downtown area. The students and architects conducted research and met at CUMERC, Columbia University Middle East Research Center in Amman, Jordan. From CUMERC students worked closely in groups of 3-4 with students from other universities.
It was July 22, a very hot day in Jordan. Actually, it was just like any other day in Jordan. Staying in the sun for fifteen minutes made my skin crinkle with sunburns. My makeshift hijab kept constantly riding up the crown of my head, exposing hair that burned like steel in the corrosive heat.