Failed Architecture editor Joshua McWhirter (TUP 2016) interviewed Prof. Jilly Traganou, editor of the recently published book “Design and Political Dissent: Spaces, Visuals, Materialities.” Near the end of a year filled with mass protests on streets across the United States and the world, Prof. Traganou talks about some of book’s themes and their significance during a moment when many architects are thinking about how to leverage their skills in the service of social justice movements.

Jilly Traganou is a Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at Parsons School of Design in New York City. Her work examines urban and material questions related to social movements, identity, affect and participation, and her current research is focusing on the role of spatial agency, material engagement and maintenance in prefigurative politics.

The entire interview can be found here.