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Isabel Strauss

Conway Fellow
Boston, MA, USA

Isabel Strauss is a 2021-22 Space and Society Fellow at MASS Design Group.  Strauss worked to establish the African American Design Nexus with the Frances Loeb Library in 2017 and contributed to research for the Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery Project from 2020 to 2021. Strauss holds a master’s degree in architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and received her Bachelor of Arts in the History of Art and Architecture from Harvard College. She is recipient of the 2021 Clifford Wong Prize in Housing and was nominated for an Irving Innovation Fellowship that same year. Her work in collaboration with Rekha Auguste-Nelson and Farnoosh Rafaie of Riff Studio is on display as part of the exhibit Architecture of Reparations at the 2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial The Available City. Part of this larger body, her work Up from the Past: Housing as Reparations on Chicago’s Southside is on display at the Graham Foundation Madlener House.