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Michael Chen is principal of Normal Projects (www.normalprojects.com), a New York-based architecture and design firm, and teaches design studios and seminars at Pratt Institute School of Architecture (www.crisisfronts.org). His design work and writings have been published widely. "Signal Space: New York's Soft Frequency Terrains", an article exploring the relationship between broadcast technologies and urban form with maps and visualizations by Michael and Justin Snider will appear in Bracket issue #2, Bracket [goes soft], published by Actar later this year.
In the latest installment of their Crisis Fronts degree project, Michael Chen and Jason Lee ask students to use the specific urban challenges of the Bronx to investigate the intersection between public policy and speculative design. ...