University of Chicago Race & Place: Polarization Conference

I discuss with New School Associate Professor Deva Woodly her book The Politics of Common Sense: How Social Movements Use Public Discourse to Change Politics and Win Acceptance. 

Power Structures: Connotations of the Façade in State Architecture

How do state structures impose and suggest power in the public sphere? Through an investigation of state buildings, particularly those that house authority, legal enforcement and have colonial references, my collaborator Ayesha Singh and I consider how public buildings imply dominance of one group over others. A project funded by the School of the Art Institute through the University of Chicago Art, Science, and Culture Collaboration Grant program.