Canadian Centre for Architecture CCA and Rhode Island School of Design RISD - The end of the beginning of "The Student Visa Review"

  • Salama, A. M. (Keynote/plenary speaker)
  • Menna Agha (Keynote/plenary speaker)
  • Dan Taeyoung (Keynote/plenary speaker)
  • Jess Myers (Organiser)
  • Lev Bratishenko (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesKey-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences


Since the pandemic began in early 2020, international students studying in the United States have had to face a choice: confinement in the US at the mercy of an ever-shifting immigration system and away from family and friends, or confinement at home with no guarantee of return, studying remotely in far-flung time zones. Many students decided on the latter. To end the project, we invite you to a conversation with Menna Agha, Egyptian Nubian Architect and researcher, and coordinating a spatial justice agenda at the Flemish Architecture Institute; Ashraf Salama, Professor of Architecture and Director of Research at the University of Strathclyde, working between Egypt, United States, United Kingdom, the Middle East; and Dan Taeyoung, founding member of Prime Produce (an intentional community for social good), the Soft Surplus community space for making and learning, and the Cybernetics Library (an artist-run library focused on socio-technological systems), and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at GSAPP. The conversation will be moderated by Jess Myers and Lev Bratishenko.
Period31 May 2021
Event typeSeminar
LocationMontreal, Canada, Quebec
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • architectural education
  • Covid-19
  • health and wellbeing
  • architecture students
  • pandemic