Yolande Daniels: Blindspots

A presentation of a series of independent projects on the intersections of race, architecture and the city, Blind Spots represent spaces that may not be observed under certain circumstances.

As a group, the projects explore the possibilities of descriptive terms and forms in architecture by seeking to materialize the immaterial while moving between the present and a past that has shaped it. Produced within the framework of an architecture practice, the independent projects are both blind spots and influencers of production.

Yolande Daniels

Principal/Co-founder, Studio SUMO

Yolande Daniels received architecture degrees from Columbia University and City College, CUNY. She was a recipient of the Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome, received a travel grant from the NY chapter of the American Institute of Architects and fellowships at the Mac Dowell Colony and the Independent Study Program of the Whitney American Museum of Art where she was a Helena Rubinstein fellow in Critical Studies.

She has taught architecture at various universities including the Graduate Schools of Architecture at Columbia University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is also a design principal of studioSUMO an architecture office founded in 1995 that is located in New York with projects in the United States, Japan and Brazil.

studioSUMO has been the recipient of various awards including: Emerging Voices, Design Vanguard and Young Architects Forum, as well as, the recipient of grants such as New York State Council on the Arts and New York Foundation for the Arts.


MIT Architecture Spring 2012 Lecture Series