Who is Cara Michell?
“Cara Michell is an urban planner with a background in sculpture from Princeton University’s visual arts program. She currently practices planning at WXY Studio in New York.
Her conceptual art work has been exhibited with the design collective, Intelligent Mischief, at the Boston University Art Galleries. She has been a guest speaker for lectures on design and spatial justice at the Northeastern College of Arts, Media and Design and the University of Toronto Daniels Faculty of Architecture. Cara has written for the Atlantic’s City-Lab and the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Preservation Leadership forum.
In 2015, Cara co-founded and co-chaired the inaugural Black in Design conference with Courtney Sharpe and the Harvard GSD AASU. Memorabilia from the first conference has recently been accessioned onto the Smithsonian collection at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Much of her work today was inspired by an independent undergraduate research project that spanned two years. She examined the connection between social inequality, social stratification and fragmented transportation networks through the lens of young skateboarders in DC, Paris, and London. Learn more at CITY.ON.WHEELS.” (source)
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