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Architecture Students Recognized at Lille Design for Change

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Architecture Students Recognized at Lille Design for Change

2015 Taubman College Architecture graduates Youngtack Oh, Jay Dragon, and Linnea Cook have been honored with a special acknowledgement for their 2015 Lille Design for Change submission.

The project, “Hound me," was produced for Assistant Professor Anya Sirota’s option studio, “Glue.” The studio was invited to participate in the Lille Design for Change international competition and represent the United States alongside Harvard, Parsons and MICA.

“Hound me” touches on some difficult contemporary themes around refuge and safety. It aims to create microstructures to house migrants making their way through France to the United Kingdom, with facilities designed to perfectly blend in with the surroundings. The Lille Design for Change jury members accoladed the team for the project’s originality in response to an urgent situation. 

The Lille Design for Change is an annual competition that brings together 300 students from across the world to come up with innovative solutions to improve the quality of life of local residents. Through this competition, 141 projects have been developed for the Lille metropolitan area. 

For more information on Design for Change, visit: http://design-for-change.org/design-for-change.html#top