Book by Professor, Alums, Examines Effects of Social Media on Urban Space and Community Action
Eric Sauda and two alumni of SoA graduate programs co-wrote the study.
   December 8, 2021

Professor of Architecture Eric Sauda and School of Architecture alumni Alireza Karduni and Ginette Wessel recently published their book, Social Media and the Contemporary City (Routledge). The book focuses on the interplay between social media, local communities, and urban space in a variety of political and economic settings related to social activism, informal economic activity,...

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Dance Alum/Professor Wins National Choreography Competition
Audrey Baran will create work for Joffrey Ballet Studio and Academy dancers.
   December 2, 2021

Audrey Ipapo Baran ’03, dance alum and visiting assistant professor of dance, is one of four recipients of the Joffrey Academy of Dance’s 12th annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition. The Joffrey Academy is the official school of the Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet. The winning choreographers’ world-premiere works will be showcased on the dancers of the Joffrey Studio Company...

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Architecture Student Wins First Prize in International Competition
Christina Slotkowski's "Infinity Porch" reimagines the Southern front porch.
   December 1, 2021

Architecture graduate student Christina Slotkowski was recently awarded First Prize in the ...

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Mayor Appoints Professor to Neighborhood Equity and Stabilization Commission
Associate Professor Nadia Anderson will serve three-year term.
   November 23, 2021

Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles has appointed Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design Nadia Anderson to the newly formed Charlotte Neighborhood Equity and STabilization Commission (Charlotte’s NEST). The commission was established by the recently adopted 2040 Comprehensive Plan and is part of the city’s efforts to address the displacement caused by gentrification.


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Professor’s Dance for Camera Work Included in SECCA Exhibition
Tamara Williams is one of 25 artists featured in Black@Intersection.
   November 22, 2021

Assistant Professor of Dance Tamara Williams is one of 25 artists whose work is included in Black@Intersection: Contemporary Black Voices in Art, a new exhibition at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston Salem. Curated by Duane Cyrus, a former dancer with the Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey dance...

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Students Turn Basketball Courts Into Beautiful Art
Tactical Urbanism project transforms Alexander Street Park.
   November 19, 2021

A group of urban design and architecture students have transformed the basketball courts at Alexander Street Park into vibrant street murals in a partnership with the Charlotte Urban Design Center, an office in the City of Charlotte’s Planning, Design, and Development department. The student group, representing Master of Urban Design (MUD) students and students in the UNC Charlotte chapter of...

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Professor's Book Published by Routledge
Book explores the influences of contemporary philosophy and computer technology on design theory.
   November 15, 2021

Associate Professor of Architecture Jefferson Ellinger’s book, Philosophical Difference and Advanced Computation in Architectural Theory: From Less to More was recently published by Routledge.

Ellinger’s book “presents a new...

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Statement on the Death of Distinguished Alumnus Adé Hogue '12
Hogue was an award-winning graphic designer based in Chicago.
   November 11, 2021

The Graphic Design program, the Department of Art & Art History, and the College of Arts + Architecture wish to express our sorrow for the death of alumnus Broderick Adé Hogue (BFA 2012). Adé was struck by a vehicle on October 27 in Chicago while training for an upcoming cycling race. He was taken to the hospital, but doctors were unable to revive him from...

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Amplifying a Griot’s Voice
Traveling exhibition provides platform for student research on work by late architect Phil Freelon.
   November 9, 2021

The night the exhibition Container/Contained: Phil Freelon – Design Strategies for Telling African American Stories opened at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, Sierra Grant stood before a crowd of more than 200 visitors...

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Team of MUD Alums/Professor Win Planning and Design Award
International Downtown Association recognizes master plan for Memphis, TN.
   November 3, 2021

The International Downtown Association recently awarded an International Award of Excellence for Planning, Design and Infrastructure to a team from Stantec Urban Places that included Professor Emeritus David Walters and three former Master of Urban Design students: Dylan McKnight (MUD '12), Ashley Bonawitz Thompson (B.Arch '13, MUD '15), and Ginny Young (MUD '17).

The team created the...

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