Joel Sanders and Seb Choe: Body Politics: Social Equity and Inclusive Public Space

The leaders of MIXdesign, which serves marginalized communities, discuss their practice for Current Work.

August 6, 2020

Recorded on July 28, 2020.

Current Work is a lecture series featuring leading figures in the worlds of architecture, urbanism, design, and art.

Architect Joel Sanders founded New York–based design consultancy and think tank MIXdesign to address the needs of those the profession has historically overlooked, considering factors such as age, gender, race, religion, and ability. In this video, Sanders and Seb Choe, the practice’s associate director, discuss projects including:

The lecture is followed by a discussion with the League’s executive director, Rosalie Genevro.



A Parallel History

In an introduction to 1977 book Women in American Architecture, Susana Torre considers cultural assumptions about women as consumers, producers, critics, and creators of space.

1977 Essay

Expanding Modes of Practice: Interboro

Georgeen Theodore, Daniel D’Oca, and Tobias Armborst, principals and co-founders of Interboro Partners, discuss their work in the third event of the online series.

2020 Expanding Modes of Practice Video

Courtroom spectacular

Founded by a designer, the Young New Yorkers program uses art and architecture to rethink young people's experience of the criminal justice system.

League Prize Interview 2019