Urban Playspaces Conference: Jae Shin & Damon Rich

Introduction presentation to the ‘Ask the play experts, what do children say?’ panel.

Jae Shin is a partner at Hector whose work combines architecture, urban design, and exhibitions. She recently served as an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), where she facilitated efforts to define and implement design principles for preserving and rehabilitating New York City’s public housing. Her projects have received support from the MacDowell Colony and the National Endowment for the Arts. Shin has led design studios at New Jersey Institute of Technology and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and holds degrees from Rhode Island School of Design and Princeton University.

Damon Rich is a designer, visual artist, and partner at Hector, an urban design, planning and civic arts studio. He previously served as planning director and chief urban designer for the City of Newark and is the founder of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), an internationally recognized nonprofit organization that uses art and design to increase meaningful civic engagement. His work has been recognized by the American Planning Association National Planning Award, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, the MacDowell Colony and the United States Pavilion at the 11th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. Rich is also a recipient of the Loeb Fellowship in Advanced Environmental Studies at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.


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