Apr 18, 2024

Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman, Debord(er), 2014


This event is co-presented by MIT's Department of Architecture and MIT MAD.

For decades Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman have argued that architects and urban designers can do more, must do more, than design buildings and physical systems. In their two new books Spatializing Justice and Socializing Architecture (MIT Press), they call for, and demonstrate, a new kind of architecture that confronts urban inequality, racialized violence and ecosocial catastrophe.

In their lecture, they will discuss their work on “citizenship culture” at the US-Mexico border, and share the network of civic spaces and social housing projects that they have co-developed with migrant communities to address the challenges of accelerating migration, and cultivate regional and global solidarities.

Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman, Mesón del Pueblo, UCSD-Alacran Community Station, 2020


Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman, Vilcek Foundation, 2018

Teddy Cruz (MDes Harvard University) is a Professor of Public Culture and Urbanization in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego.

Fonna Forman (PhD University of Chicago) is a Professor of Political Theory at the University of California, San Diego and Founding Director of the UCSD Center on Global Justice.


This lecture will be held in person in Long Lounge, 7-429 and streamed online. It is free and open to the public.

REGISTER HERE / Registration required to attend in-person.

Or watch the webcast on Youtube.

Book Purchases

In support of the event, the MIT Press Bookstore offers a discount on Socializing Architecture and Spatializing Justice, which can be purchased in store and online at a 30%-unit discount.

Terms and Conditions

Coupon Code


Tuesday, April 16 through Thursday, April 25, 2024.

Socializing Architecture, 9780262545181
Spatializing Justice, 9780262544535

Number of coupon uses
Unlimited uses per customer.

Online: Input coupon code ARCH418 at check-out.
In store: Mention code ARCH418 to bookseller.

Offer valid online at and at MIT Press Bookstore, 314 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142 for the dates noted. Coupon is valid while supplies last, non-transferable, and does not apply to shipping or to any other products or services. Coupon does not combine with other discounts or promotions. For domestic use only.

For assistance, email [email protected].

All images courtesy of Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman


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April 18, 2024 6pm

7-429, Long Lounge
MIT Building 7, 4th floor
77 Massachusetts Avenue