Ending Modern Slavery in the Built Environment
Interdisciplinary, Collaborative Course between Yale University and University of Michigan Law School, 2021-2024
The Yale School of Architecture, in conjunction with the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, the Yale Law School, and the University of Michigan Law School, is offering an innovative course of study blending seminar-style inquiry, architectural studio practice, and client-focused experiential learning to confront and address issues of slavery in the built environment—both in its modern manifestations and through ongoing legacies of nineteenth century chattel slavery. The goal is to develop architectural, legal, and historical anti-slavery and anti-racism practice by creating new design processes informed by legal policy and historical honesty. This project is made possible through generous funding from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
Phillip Bernstein, Yale School of Architecture Associate Dean and Professor Adjunct
Luis C.deBaca, Faculty, University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor
Yale Law School Advisor
Samuel Moyn, Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence, Yale Law School, and Professor of History, Yale University
David W. Blight, Sterling Professor of History and Director, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at Yale University
Postdoctoral Fellow in Modern Slavery
TBD through competitive selection
Studio Faculty & Consultants
Rodney Leon, Rodney Leon Architects
Additional Studio Faculty and Consultants to be announced.