Hybrid Open Doc Lab Talk: Jha D Amazi

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

MIT Campus, Wiesner Building, 20 Ames Street, 3rd Floor, Cambridge MA 02142, E15-318


Designing Towards Justice

Over the past decade, the team at MASS Design Group has worked with partners in the US and across the globe on a number of projects that explore new ways to shift narratives, serve as a catalyst for truth-telling, and advance collective healing through the built environment. In 2020, they established the Public Memory and Memorials Lab at MASS, an initiative that advances research, training, and built work around a central thesis: spatializing memory can heal us and inspire collective action for generations to come. Jha D will share several of the projects within the Lab that demonstrate how the team is working with a number of project partners to expand narratives through public memory.

Jha D Amazi is a Senior Associate at MASS Design Group, and Director of the Public Memory and Memorials Design Lab. As a Project Manager, she has contributed to a number of projects including the Gun Violence Memorial Project, Franklin Park Action Plan, and Pulse Nightclub Memorial. The Public Memory and Memorials Lab was established as an initiative to advance research, training, and build work around a central thesis: spatializing memory can heal us and inspire collective action for generations to come. Before joining MASS, Jha D worked as a Designer at Sasaki Associates for four years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Northeastern University and her Master of Architecture I from the University of Pennsylvania.

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research, health, Design, architecture, Memory, Memorials, design thinking, healing, public space, spatializing, public memory



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