Nandini Bagchee and Vyjayanthi Rao, UNIT 25, Spitzer School of Architecture, City College CUNY

Caption: Visitor engages with Patchwork Building Model by Henry Aguilar, Photograph by Nandini Bagchee.

Image description: Two young visitors in a face masks stand in front of a display at the the Unit 25 exhibition at Queens Museum. On the table in front of them is a building model made of block forms in white, pink, and red, and an informational pamphlet. On the wall behind them is the title of the exhibitio,nBuilding Culture: Architecture as Apparatus and Social Process, and introductory information in English and in Spanish.

Unit 25: Building Culture is a year-long research unit taught by Nandini Bagchee and Vyjayanthi Rao at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, City College. The unit is conceptually situated at the Queens Museum, anchoring their year of research within the borough of Queens and connecting to the community-based programs, exhibitions, and initiatives of the museum.