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Itinerant Platform: Collaborative Research and Design Workshop11:46

During the summer of 2020, SCI-Arc and Emil Seehusen [SCI-Arc EDGE MS Design Theory and Pedagogy Alumnus and research fellow] hosted Itinerant Platform, a research and design workshop co-produced by students and faculty from three participating universities: SCI-Arc, Abaarso Tech University, and Copenhagen University. The workshop established a digital educational platform between architectural institutions in the Global South and North, combining research on housing from three continents and three distinct urban conditions in Los Angeles, Copenhagen, and the Horn of Africa. Workshop participants conducted collaborative research and engaged in a collective discourse and design process. This project was supported by SCI-Arc’s Research Department and partially funded by a grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation.


Emil Seehusen – SCI-Arc EDGE MS Design Theory and Pedagogy Alumnus and research fellow

Students interviewed from Abaarso Tech University School of Architecture:
Abdimajid Ahmed Abdi
Hamda Abdulkadir
Hiba Abdallah

Students interviewed at Southern California Institute of Architecture:

Lance Arevalo
Malvin Bunata Wibowo

Masha Hupalo – SCI-Arc Senior Research Associate

Special Thanks:
The students at Abaarso Tech University
Dr. Ahmed Esa, Dean of Abaarso Tech University
Rashid Ali, director of Abaarso Tech University School of Architecture
Anders Michelsen, Phd., Associate Professor at Copenhagen University
SCI-Arc EDGE MS Design Theory & Pedagogy

Crew Credits:

Creator and Executive Producer - Hernán Díaz Alonso
Producers - Marcelyn Gow/Reza Monahan

Story Producer - Marcelyn Gow
Editors - Mariana Curti/Reza Monahan
Sound Mixer - Christina Nguyen

Soundtrack: “Djerba” and “Sal” by Xylo-Ziko

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