Localgroup Studio and Bruna Press + Archive are pleased to introduce our new Research Fellow in Critical Design, Terrell Carter. Brought on to support the Vienna Model project, Terrell is conducting research regarding what social housing in Bellingham might look like if Bellingham were to adopt Vienna's social housing approaches to architecture, development, and planning.
Originally from the San Juan Islands, Terrell has a long-held love of design, community, and place-making. This love propelled him to enter Deep Springs College, a self-governing educational community in California, followed by studies at Yale University, where he got an undergraduate degree in Humanities, focussing on antiauthoritarian responses to modernist architecture in the 1960s. After completing his degree, Terrell travelled broadly, by nesting in Beijing, Vancouver, Sitka, San Francisco, Brooklyn, and Paris.
Terrell keeps his perspective global while focusing on the local by working as our research fellow. When he's not in the studio, you can find him practicing improv with Momentum Improvisation Lab, volunteering at the Pickford Film Center, or teaching elementary students about bicycle safety.
We are so excited about Terrell's fellowship and appreciate his very thoughtful and insightful engagement with the Vienna Model and its potential connections to housing in Bellingham. Come see Terrell introduce and lead discussions on our upcoming screenings listed below.
April 16 (6:30pm-7:30pm) Documentary film screening: How to Live in Vienna (2013)
This 49 minute video essay gives an overview of Vienna's housing development from the late 19th century until today. The movie is produced as a cultural journey to selected housing projects showing their urban and social circumstances.
April 25 (6:30pm-8:00pm) Documentary film screening: Urbanized (2011)
A documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.