Wayside (est. 2015) is Curry J. Hackett’s transdisciplinary design and research practice.
The studio employs diverse, site-specific methods to realize projects of socio-cultural value. We work at multiple scales to bolster the relationships between people, their communities, and the ecologies that support them.
Why the name? The long story, short:
A wayside is the strip of land near the edge of a road or railroad track—an ill-defined margin where contrasting regimes compete and coexist.
The studio considers the wayside as both metaphor and methodology, encountering each project as an opportunity to celebrate the margin, the marginal, and the marginalized.
About Curry J. Hackett:
Curry J. Hackett is an award-winning transdisciplinary designer, public artist, and educator.
Curry has taught architecture at the University of Tennessee–Knoxville School of Architecture, Howard University, City College of New York Spitzer School of Architecture, Carleton University Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, and Yale School of Architecture.
His ongoing research project, Drylongso, explores the complex relationships between Black southern culture, geography, and land. This project has been awarded research funding by the Washington Project of the Arts Wherewithal Grant Program, Journal of Architecture Education’s inaugural fellowship, and exhibited in a solo installation at theTwelve gallery.
In 2022, he was named a finalist for the internationally-recognized Wheelwright Prize, presented by the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
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