Lois Wu ’23

Major

Anthropology

Project Title

Urban Omnibus: Publication Work at an Architectural Nonprofit

Presentation Link

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Certificate(s): Environmental Studies, Urban Studies

I worked as a project assistant at Urban Omnibus (UO), a publication of the Architectural League of New York focused on observing and documenting the processes of making a city. I mainly supported publication work for UO’s ongoing series on remediation. I researched the history of landfill parks for a case study on Shirley Chisholm State Park in Brooklyn, created a 14-term glossary on chemical wastes, and screened projects from a local community environmental fund for a future photographic feature. I also performed outreach and publicity work for the series, compiling a 142-entry database of contact information for publicity purposes and sharing the series via email with other environmental nonprofits and governmental organizations. Beyond this, I proofread, fact-checked and performed layout work for articles published by UO. I enjoyed the process of constant learning that came from fact-checking articles and researching different topics for a variety of projects, and I look forward to exploring this work further in the future.



Internship Year

2021

Project Category

Urban Systems and Planning for a Sustainable Future

Organization(s)

The Architectural League of New York

Mentor(s)

Mariana Mogilevich, Editor in Chief, Urban Omnibus, Architectural League of New York; Joshua McWhirter, Managing Editor, Urban Omnibus, Architectural League of New York