Chris T Cornelius: My House Has Feathers
Chris T Cornelius (Oneida) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of New Mexico. He is the founding principal of studio:indigenous and creates architecture and artifacts that dismantle stereotypes surrounding Native design and offer a distinct vision of contemporary Indigenous culture. Cornelius’ awards include the inaugural Miller Prize from Exhibit Columbus, an Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Award, and an Artist residency from the National Museum of the American Indian. Chris has been exhibited widely including the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. He was the Spring 2021, Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale University.
During his presentation, Professor Cornelius will be speaking about how he incorporates timeless Indigenous values in contemporary architecture. Chris’s work posits Indigenous design thinking can be a tool to de-colonize design.