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MemberTiago Castela

Tiago Castela is a researcher in architecture and spatial planning, as well as an architect. He teaches and does research on the theory and history of the political dimension of architecture and spatial planning, with a focus on Portugal and southern Africa in the Twentieth Century. In Fall 2011 he completed a PhD in Architecture, in the History of Architecture and Urbanism program, at the University of California, Berkeley. His outside fields of study were Urban Geography and Global Planning Knowledge.

MemberChristopher LaSasso

My work draws on adaptation and performance studies, as well as critical race and postcolonial theories, to understand the role that monuments and statues play in early modern European drama. My secondary interests in the racialization of space & spatialization of race, the history of playhouses in the united states, and the political role of ‘public’ Shakespeares. At the heart of my intellectual interests is my own political work with (and in solidarity with) transnational movements to oppose, remove, and dismantle those seemingly idle idols that memorialize white supremacy and Euro-colonial conquest.