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CONTRIBUTORS /// Maeve Elder & Ylan Vo

Maeve Elder is a Master of Architecture candidate at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her BA in Classical Studies from the University of Chicago. Her intersecting interests in architecture, philosophy, politics, literature and film have led her to explore relationships between sociopolitical realities and their spatial manifestation in her work, from segregation in post-industrial cities to the layered sovereignty of military and energy landscapes. She has been a contributor to The Commonist, a student-created blog exploring the role of architecture and design within the public realm and its social implications.

Ylan Vo is currently studying in the Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture programs at Washington University in St. Louis, where her work focuses on community-based design and entrepreneurship models aimed at both economic resilience and sustainable natural systems management.  She is the 2015 winner of theDeborah J. Norden Fund travel grant for her project entitled Ecologies of War and Recovery: A Case Study in Vietnam’s A Luoi Valley. Ylan received her BA in History of Art and Architecture from Brown University, where she also served on the planning committee of the international conference A Better World by Design.

1/// September 2015, MILITARIZED CITIES: “Student Project: Expansion of Military Landscapes”

(Securocratic Frontiers is a design studio tutored by Stephen Mueller at Washington University in St. Louis)

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