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, thinking each project as an opportunity to celebrate the margin, the marginal, and the marginalized.
About Curry J. Hackett:
Curry J. Hackett is a transdisciplinary designer, public artist, and educator. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Howard University.
Curry most recently taught as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee–Knoxville School of Architecture. He was formerly an Adjunct Professor at Howard University Department of Architecture and the City College of New York Spitzer School of Architecture, Visiting Critic at Carleton University Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, and Instructor at Yale School of Architecture.
His ongoing research project, Drylongso, explores the complex relationships between Black cultural production and land stewardship. 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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