Fellows' Presentations by Esra Akcan and Sawako Kaijima
During her time at Harvard, Esra Akcan RI '20 is researching her next book project, which will explore architecture’s role in transitional justice after intense upheavals and internal conflicts, such as state violence, environmental disasters, civil wars, ethnic cleansing, and economic meltdown. This book will both critically examine opportunistic responses to crises that foreclose the right to heal and pinpoint best practices that move toward a more meaningful reconstitution.
Sawako Kaijima RI '20 is working on two projects: one looking at traditional crafts in light of digital technologies in collaboration with craft artists, and the other a volumetric data representation project in collaboration with neuropsychiatrists. Both projects utilize technology as a vehicle for knowledge integration that could influence contemporary design thinking and its materialization.