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Cara Michell

Assistant Professor of Race and Social Justice in the Built Environment

Cara Michell is an urban planner with a background in sculpture from Princeton University. Cara holds a Masters in Urban Planning from Harvard University. She was a Senior Urban Planner and Associate at WXY Studio in New York.

Cara’s conceptual art has been exhibited at MoMA PS1 and with Intelligent Mischief at the Boston University Art Galleries. In 2015, Cara co-founded and co-chaired the inaugural Black in Design conference with Courtney Sharpe and Harvard’s GSD AASU.

  • Forefront Fellow, Urban Design Forum, “Cooperative Works” (2020)
  • Ideas City, Detroit Fellow, New Museum (2016)
  • Doebele Fellow, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design (2015)
  • Excellence in Visual Arts Award, Princeton University Lewis Center for the Arts (2014)
  • Peter B. Lewis Fund International Research Grant (2012)
  • National Urban League Featured Artist, Washington, DC Art Expo (2010)

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