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Morgan O'Hara

Boston, MA, USA

Morgan O’Hara joined MASS in 2018 at the Hudson Valley Design Lab in Poughkeepsie, NY. She is an urban historian and social researcher with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Reed College and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from Columbia University. With backgrounds in cultural research, public history, and collaborative design, Morgan has a growing bibliography of social-spatial research, with a focus on urban and infrastructural systems. Since joining MASS, Morgan has been conducting longitudinal analyses of small cities in the United States that participated in mid-century urban renewal, and at HVDL, she was embedded in the public engagement work necessary to craft meaningful community design solutions in Poughkeepsie. Morgan is now working on a number of publications and exhibitions for MASS in Boston. She is passionate about crafting creative and collectively healing expressions for lesser-known histories in public space.