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Cara Michell
Cara Michell
Cara Michell is a second-year Master’s in Urban Planning student at the GSD. Thanks to a Doebele Fellowship, she spent the summer working for Theaster Gates in the city of Chicago on several projects associated with the Rebuild Foundation and the Place Lab in the University of Chicago’s Department of Arts and Public Life. Most notably, she was able to contribute to the master planning for Theaster Gates’s Stony Island Arts Bank and redesigning outreach efforts for the Rebuilt Foundation. Cara is interested in exploring the impact that subtle art interventions can have on disrupting racist and unjust systems within the built environment. Cara holds an AB in Art and Archaeology (Program 2: Studio Art) and a Certificate in Urban Studies from Princeton University.
Posts by Cara Michell

Toni Griffin: Quest for the Just City

Now that the term has ended and the graduation dust has settled, Cara Michel (MUP ’16, LOEBlogger, activist, 2015 Doebele Fellow) caught up with Toni Griffin (LF ’98) to see how her first year on faculty at the GSD has … read more

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A Cursory Sermon on Art and the City: Theaster Gates at Brandeis

Last week, LOEB alumnus Theaster Gates (LF ’11) joined the Brandeis University community as this year’s Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life. Fellows are selected based on their demonstrated impact in “improving American society, strengthening democratic institutions, … read more

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Radical Practice in Design

International Women's Day with Women in Design On Tuesday, March 8, Women in Design convened the third annual celebration of International Women’s Day at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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Loeb 45 Journal: Peter Vanderwarker's New Ideas About an Old City

Rounding out the second day of the Loeb 45th Anniversary Celebration and Alumni Reunion, artist Peter Vanderwarker (LF ’97) oriented the audience to Boston with a photo essay on the city and in particular, the Seaport District.

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