Walter Hood

The landscape architect discusses his practice in conversation with Mabel O. Wilson and Mario Gooden.

December 22, 2020

Recorded on December 15, 2020.

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

Walter Hood is the creative director and founder of Hood Design Studio. Based in Oakland, California, the studio defines itself as a cultural practice, working across art, fabrication, design, landscape, research, and urbanism.

In this video, Hood discusses projects including:

The lecture is followed by a conversation with longtime collaborators Mabel O. Wilson and Mario Gooden. Gooden is an associate professor and co-director of the Global Africa Lab (with Mabel O. Wilson) at Columbia GSAPP and principal of Huff + Gooden Architects. Wilson is the Nancy and George E. Rupp professor in architecture at GSAPP and a professor in African American and African Diasporic Studies.