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Chat Travieso

Visiting Assistant Professor


Chat Travieso is an artist, urbanist, and designer, as well as co-founder of the multidisciplinary collaborative practice Yeju & Chat, with Yeju Choi. He creates participatory, architectural, and research-based projects that reinforce social bonds in public spaces and interrogate the histories and policies that have shaped the built environment.

His past work has been commissioned by or organized in collaboration with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Architectural League of New York, NYC Department of Transportation, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, WHEDco, the Cambridge Arts Council, and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. He is a past Participatory Design Fellow at Design Trust for Public Space. Travieso’s research has been supported by grants from the Graham Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts. His writing has been featured in Places Journal, MAS Context, and Urban Omnibus. His artist residencies include LMCC Process Space, Smack Mellon Studio Program, and the Elsewhere Museum. Recent honors include a 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design for Yeju & Chat, a 2019 YoungArts Jorge M. Pérez Award, and a 2015 United States Artist Fellowship in Architecture & Design.

He currently teaches at Pratt Institute, Columbia GSAPP, and Parsons School of Design, and has taught at Queens College and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In addition, he has co-anchored a Foundations of Design Justice course at Florida A&M University and the University of Utah as part of Dark Matter University.

Chat Travieso holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Master of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture.