Meet the 2020 Visiting-Critics-in-Practice

This fall, a team of three Visiting-Critics-in-Practice will teach the graduate-level Professional Practice course. In addition to covering the syllabus’s standard elements as required by CACB accreditation, the course will examine ways in which the practice of architecture can engage with communities, foster spatial equity, and leverage agency and activism.

Nicole Nomsa Moyo is a 2015 graduate of the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism’s Master of Architecture program. She works as an urban designer with the firm DIALOG in Toronto, ON. Moyo has a passion for anthropocentric design, innovative and disruptive sustainable development, community engagement processes, and intelligent future thinking. The quality of her work experiences and international engagements have opened her mind to a world of infinite possibilities and brought international recognition.

Dr. Patrick Stewart (Luugigyoo) is Giskhaast of Wilp Daxaan, Git Gingolx of the Nisga’a Nation. As founder and principal of Patrick R. Stewart Architect, based in Chilliwack, BC, for over 25 years, Stewart focuses on Indigenous projects. He is also a writer, a homelessness advocate, and an adjunct professor at both the McEwen School of Architecture at Laurentian University and the University of British Columbia. Stewart is chair of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Indigenous Task Force and has chaired the Provincial Indigenous Homelessness Committee in British Columbia.

Mario Gooden is a partner in the office of Huff & Gooden Architects in New York City, NY, USA. He is a cultural practice architect whose work engages the intersectionality of architecture, race, gender, sexuality, and technology. His work crosses the thresholds between the design of architecture and the built environment, writing, research, and performance. Gooden is a professor of practice at Columbia University and is the co-director of the Global Africa Lab (GAL). He is also a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, a MacDowell Colony Fellow, and a 2019 National Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture recipient. Gooden is author of Dark Space: Architecture, Representation, Black Identity (Columbia University Press, 2016).