How COVID-19 has Fostered a New Architecture of Displacement

For many, nationwide shelter-in-place orders have meant Tiger King marathons, at-home workouts, and banana bread. Yet, for the most vulnerable communities in our society, shelter-in-place orders have provided more permanent settlement opportunities, giving rise to larger, more robust homeless encampments. Unhoused communities are uniquely vulnerable to the unrelenting event of environmental calamity, social unrest, and…

Thailand in Movement

This year in the month of September, Thailand exploded with pro-democracy protests. In an event in Bangkok, young people in Harry Potter costumes gathered together to demand the military step away from daily life and politics, brandishing chopsticks and batons as wands to wish this true. Students gather for flash protests and take pictures holding…

Power to the People: Huawei 5G

In 2006, upon the arrival of the iPod, Steve Jobs once stated, “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” His statement impressed not only Apple’s  loyal customers, but the future engineers in the technology industry. Steve Jobs highlights the importance of understanding a product’s function, not…

The Right to Abortion Under Attack in the U.S. During COVID-19

In March of 2020 COVID-19 hit the United States in full force. Days after hearing the news of the outbreak my university cancelled school and many cities initiated a shelter in place. As I rushed to pack my belongings in order to move from my college town back to my childhood home I was preoccupied…

Iraq’s Modern Water Crisis

Iraq faces a modern human rights crisis regarding water access because of power politics, government mismanagement, and environmental degradation.