Share Kitchens selected as a winner of The 2018 Optimal Aging Challenge “In Good Company”

The challenge was a collaboration between the Massachusetts Aging Council, MIT AgeLab, Benchmark Senior Living, and GE Healthcare.

Full announcement available here.

Reading Room & Review of Expanded Subjectivities in a Posthuman Age

Graduate seminar taught at Wentworth Institute of Technology, December 7, 2018

Synanthropic Suburbia Research in Practice Grant Proposal presented at the

Lafarge Holcim Next Generation Awards Lab in Mexico City, September, 2018

More information about the lab at

Starting from “New Normal(s)”: Non-normative Design Methodologies in Architecture Education published in

The Funambulist No. 19: The Space of Ableism
September - October, 2018

Issue available online and in print at

Age-Inclusive Design Advocacy article co-authored with Julia Jamrozik and published in 

Now What?! Advocacy, Activism & Alliances in American Architecture Since 1968 Exhibition and WebsiteMay 25, 2018

Read the full article

Photo courtesy of  Maryanne Schultz
Shape/Shifters Workshops
April 30 & May 15, 2018
Students, faculty and researchers joined us for a few rounds of Shape/Shifters in the space of the New Normal(s) exhibition. Shape/Shifters is an interactive game of transformation, interpretation, and embodiment. Through storytelling, drawing and discussion, participants become Shape/Shifters, ablet to occupy multiple perspectives.

New Normal(s) Exhibition Opening
May 2, 2018 in the Hayes Hall Atrium

April 30 - June 15, 2018
University at Buffalo
School of Architecture & Planning

New Normal(s) curated the pedagogy, research and teaching of Sarah Gunawan, Peter Reyner Banham Fellow 2017-18   at the Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning. Exhibited work was produced by students in the ARC 491/591 Multiplying Perspectives and ARC 404/585 New Normal(s) seminar classes.

Photo courtesy of Alexander J. Becker

Photos courtesy of   Randy Fernando & Alexander J. Becker


Atelier Week Pecha Kucha presentation on the newest  Architecture ‘Dating’ app RENDR
April 3, 2018

Questioning the Canon Conversation & Exhibition
March 15, 2018

Sarah was invited to exhibit her thesis Synanthropic Suburbia as part of the Waterloo Architecture’s 50th Anniversary lecture series and exhibition entitled Questioning the Canon. In addition she participated in the lunchtime converstation series, discussing with Morgan Wright and Jonas Chin of galt. publication, the series’ overarching question: In a world of unprecedented possibilities and unforeseen brutalities, what can architectural education do?

Watch conversation here.

Photo Courtesy of Cambridge Art Galleries and Photographer Peter Ross

Shape/Shifters Game Workshop March 9, 2018

Shape/Shifters was developed in collaboration with Connor O’Grady and extends from the research of the Reyner Banham Fellow 2017-18. The event was hosted in collaboration with the Intersight Committee and ArchGSA at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, with support from Age-Friendly Erie County and Grateful Grind Coffee.

Photos courtesy of Rany Fernando

LafargeHolcim Next Generation 3rd Prize
October 14, 2017
“Bewildering aspects of the thesis notwithstanding...” Synanthropic Suburbia was awarded Third Prize in the LafargeHolcim Next Generation category at the awards event in Chicago.

Photo courtesy of LafargeHolcim Foundation