Reaserch on Wendy Cheng

Wendy Cheng—Chair, American Studies, Scripps College; author, The Changs Next Door to the Diazes:
Remapping Race in Suburban California (Minnesota, 2013)
Neil Padukone—Director, NYC Manufacturing and Industrial Innovation Council; author, Beyond South
Asia: India’s Strategic Evolution and the Reintegration of the Subcontinent (Bloomsbury, 2014)
In recent years, architects have focused design research on the potential of various historical
architectural sites of collective inhabitation and/or labor found on the edges of the city (the monastery,
the phallenstary, the factory, the social condenser, etc.) to act as models for the establishment of new
social and political collectives. The private market has developed new co-living and co-working real
estate products, including those which adaptively-reuse former office spaces and which promise
higher-density and transit-oriented suburban living, marketing “urban” amenities and lifestyles to young
residents of suburban areas (many driven out of urban areas by housing costs). And the cumulative
effects of longer-term patterns of migration, as well as more immediate events such as the reaction to
the 2016 election of Donald Trump and the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests, have begun to challenge
the image of the suburb as a monolithically white, patriarchal and politically conservative milieu, giving
way to more complex, contested and culturally-specific realities. These phenomena prompt questions
regarding what forms of collective life, politics and social transformation might be possible within the
architectural and infrastructural context of the contemporary American suburb; and of how that
architecture and infrastructure might change in order to shape and respond to new needs and desires.
The studio symposium will explore the social and environmental impacts of postwar suburbanization,
relating the development of infrastructure, real estate practices and other physical, financial and policy
tools to the present-day circumstances of suburban life. The aim of the seminar is to provide a context
for students to consider the potential reuse of the ensemble of office buildings at Alexander Park. What
can architecture contribute to the project of overcoming the social hierarchies and environmental
damages that have been “locked-in” to the built form of suburban and exurban areas through historical
patterns of development? If the local politics of the suburbs has been historically grounded in the
preservation of private property values and exclusive access to communal resources (e.g. school
districts), what possibilities for more progressive forms of local politics might today emerge from (and
materially transform) suburban communities?

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