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MMIW Art Piece Indigenous Scholars of Architecture

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The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women epidemic is an issue currently affecting Indigenous women of the United States and Canada. Indigenous women disproportionately experience violence, sexual assault and murder and have historically been socially, economically and politically marginalized. The exact number of missing and murdered Indigenous women has not been identified as the majority of cases have not been investigated properly or have not been investigated all together. May 5th is the United States' National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. 

In solidarity with the MMIW movement, the Indigenous Scholars of Architecture, Planning and Design is creating a commemorative art installation which honors the missing and murdered mothers, sisters and daughters. Once complete the installation will highlight the importance of spatial practices for healing and ceremony and will promote awareness and action while supporting healing. The designed installation will be built by members of ISAPD during the summer of 2019.

The MMIW Art Installation will be featured at the following show:
Making Space for Resistance: Past, Present Future
Yale School of Architecture - North Gallery
August 29, 2019 -October 5, 2019

The Indigenous Scholars of Architecture, Planning and Design is a collective student group focused on increasing the knowledge, consciousness and appreciation of Indigenous architecture, planning and design at the Yale School of Architecture and the Yale community at large. 

For more information please refer to our website. 

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women art installation will provide a unique and necessary commemoration to the Indigenous women from an architectural perspective and will energize the spatial practices of healing from those often overlooked.

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ISAPD was founded by Summer Sutton Architecture PhD ’21, Anjelica Gallegos MArch I ’21, and Charelle Brown BA in Architecture Studies ’20.

Fundraising team: Indigenous Scholars of Architecture (3)

Anjelica Gallegos
New Haven, CT
Summer Sutton
Charelle Brown
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