Joanne K. Cheung, an artist and designer studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, will focus her research at Berkman Klein Center on building better civic spaces: what are the features of places that support public assembly, how are these spaces used and regulated, and how can we design civic spaces where everyone realizes a gain by participating.
Growing up as a third culture kid and trained as a photographer and architect, Joanne thinks and works across multiple dimensions—spatially, linguistically, and culturally. Her projects are founded on a core belief that in order to tackle the challenges humans face as a species, design should be practiced at the scale of individuals, communities, and cultures. To that end, Joanne designs architectural and digital experiences that foster collaboration across scales and across differences. She received her BA from Dartmouth College and MFA from Bard College, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts.