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Felecia Davis  

5pm PDT Wednesday, May 18, 2022 

Virtual | Zoom ID: 850 3350 3682 

Lecture title | Seams: Crafting an Architecture


Felecia Davis’ work in computational textiles questions how we live and she re-imagines how we might use textiles in our daily lives and in architecture. Davis is interested in developing computational methods and design in relation to specific bodies in specific places engaging specific social, cultural and political constructions. Davis is an Associate Professor at the Stuckeman Center for Design Computing in the School of Architecture at Pennsylvania State University and is the director of SOFTLAB@PSU. She completed her PhD in Design Computation at MIT. Davis’ work in architecture connects art, science, engineering and design and was featured by PBS in the Women in Science Profiles series. Davis’ work was part of the Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition Reconstruction: Blackness and Architecture in America. She is a founding member of the Black Reconstruction Collective a not-for-profit group of Black architects, scholars and artists supporting design work about the Black diaspora. Davis is also principal in her own design firm, FELECIADAVISTUDIO, which has recently been awarded an 2022 Emerging Voices Award from the New York Architectural League.    


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Top: Fabricating Networks: The Hill District Pittsburgh, Quilt Panel. Image Courtesy Felecia Davis.  

Future site of Freedom Corner, Digital Print by Charles “Teenie” Harris,  American 1908–1998, “Billboard inscribed ‘Attention: City Hall and U.R.A. No Redevelopment Beyond This Point! We Demand Low Income Housing for the Lower Hill, C.C.H.D.R., N.A.A.C.P., Poor People’s Campaign, Model Cities,’ at Crawford Street near intersection of Centre Avenue, Hill District”,1969, black and white Kodak safety film, 4” x5”, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Heinz Family Fund, :© Carnegie Museum of Art, Charles “Teenie” Harris Archive 



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