Milton Curry is an academic, designer, curator, and editor. He is founding editor of CriticalProductive, a peer-reviewed journal of architecture, urbanism and cultural theory distributed globally by Disticor; Principal of OrbitMCA designstudio; and Associate Dean at University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where he also oversees Master of Urban Design and Master of Science degrees. He earned his BArch from Cornell University (1988) and his MArch from the Harvard Graduate School of Design (1992). Since then, Professor Curry has taught architecture at the University of Michigan, Cornell, Harvard, and Arizona State University, and was director of the Cornell Council for the Arts from 2002-08.
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Lesli Hoey is an Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning. Her research has examined strategies for mainstreaming nutrition into
national policy agendas, the challenges of multisectoral food policy, approaches for integrating evidence-based and experiential knowledge in food and nutrition evaluation, and adaptive forms of food policy implementation. Professor Hoey has worked as a program evaluator and action researcher, focusing on equity in U.S. education as well as rural development, malnutrition, and food security in Latin America. She earned her MA and PhD in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University.
U. Sean Vance is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan. His current research focuses on the influence of design standards and policies associated with human factors in the use of products and built environments, as well as how a universal design approach can be utilized to redefine access for a larger spectrum of physical difference. Sean is an adviser and liaison with the University of Michigan Medical Innovation Center, assisting fellows with spatial considerations for prototypes in development. He is the principal of Sean Vance Architecture and serves as a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Sean received his BArch from the University of Tuskegee and an MArch from North Carolina State University.