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Keith Chung

Innovations in self-organization in homeless communities, Cohort 3


Primary Research Area: Spatial & Environmental Design
Secondary Domain: Engaged Social Design and Organizational Strategies

Keith is a licensed architect from California. He received his Post-Master’s degree in architecture and urban design from Delft University of Technology and the Berlage Institute in 2014 and has since practiced in San Francisco. Outside of professional practice, Keith is the co-founder of Studio CRIT. The studio stresses architecture’s capacity as a multi-disciplinary practice with writing, research, and design intervention. The studio focuses on understanding spatial conceptualization and production related to the changing context of increasing globalization and the dispersal of local cultures.

Research Interest

Keith’s research goal is to articulate and frame urban displacement and informal communities as a political form of extensive governmental apparatus to serve the displaced and self-governance of the unsheltered. The emergence of these atypical urban forms explicitly embodies human values and urban relations within the shifting environmental and socio-cultural contexts.