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Emanuel Admassu

Emanuel Admassu (’12 MSAAD, ’13 AAR) is an architect and educator whose work addresses spatial justice, design theory, and contemporary African urbanism. He is an assistant professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP); and a co-founding board member of the Black Reconstruction Collective. Admassu has held teaching positions at Rhode Island School of Design and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

His art and architecture practice, AD—WO, in partnership with Jen Wood, investigates how race and space are co-constituted through various assemblages of imaging and measuring. Their work has been exhibited internationally at venues including La Biennale di Venezia (2023), Chicago Architecture Biennial (2023), Art Omi (2023), Harvard Graduate School of Design (2023), Museum of Modern Art (2021), Architekturmuseum der TU München (2018), and the Studio Museum in Harlem (2017). AD—WO’s work is part of the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago and the High Museum of Art (Atlanta). His publication, Where Is Africa(Center for Art, Research, and Alliances (CARA), 2024), co-edited with Anita N. Bateman, is a transdisciplinary anthology of interviews, essays, and artworks.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4047‑1 Spring 2024
Immeasurable Sites
Emanuel Admassu
W 11 AM - 1 PM
3 Points
A4106‑11 Spring 2024
Architecture Studio VI
Emanuel Admassu
600 / 700 AVERY
0 Points
A6820‑1 Fall 2023
Urban Design Studio II
Emanuel Admassu, Jelisa Blumberg, Nina Cooke John, A.L. Hu, Oscar Oliver-Didier, Christin Hu
M + TH 1:30 - 6:30 , F 9AM -11AM
9 Points
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