Building Hope

Stories of Practical Resistance

Season 1: Patience in an Emergency

Young people sometimes struggle to maintain environmental optimism in the face of the interlinked crises of climate action and social justice. And yet, architecture students have no inhibition to envision a more beautiful future. Their projects soar beyond the status quo. Their optimism is infectious and inspiring. 

The Building Hope podcast features the visionary work of students and graduates of the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation. Their innovative, practical projects stem from radical imagination. The podcast and website feature recent graduates in conversation on topics such as climate resilience, low-carbon materials, food justice, housing equity, biophilic design, and community collaboration. 



 Episode List

Melonee Quintanilla

Is Hope a Luxury? Or a Necessity?

Ava Omidvar

Building Hope with Resilient, Adaptable Architecture

Jemimah Asamoah

Building Hope with Environmental Justice

Jazmin Inoa

Building Hope by Caring

Christian Romero

Building Hope by Listening

Leah Clark

Building Hope: from Vision to Action


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