The Restart of NOMAS Kent

I was a guest blogger for Kent State Cleveland Urban Design Center.  Check out the post here! http://www.cudc.kent.edu/blog/advocating-for-diversity-a-conversation-with-michelle-barrett-of-nomas/

Dishwasher Discoveries

This morning my first activity involved “doing” the dishes, well… if loading the dishwasher counts as doing. As I began to load the silverware I decided to use a feature that I never used before and it changed my life. In the silverware compartment there is an option to snap back the top so that … Continue reading

Common[unity] Architecture Beats: Hip-Hop inspired design

My site analysis process was inspired by my daily commute from Forest Park (west suburb of Chicago) to the Loop on the Green Line L’ Train.  Twice a day I observed the changes of the neighborhoods and became interested in the politics of why this was visible.  I passed through the neighborhoods of  Oak Park, … Continue reading