Category Archives: GeoDesign alumni

Alicia Adiwidjaja

The power of place is found in the story of where. In this emphasis on the geospatial does GeoDesign encourage me to think critically of the spatial context that defines all of our lives. The intersectionality of geographic information sciences, data analysis and architecture gives me the necessary perspective to navigate the built and natural…
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Benny Friedman

Benny Friedman - I always like to say that I was born a geodesign student. Long before I ever knew the world of geodesign existed, I was making homemade maps on my bedroom floor, exploring new neighborhoods, and trying to design my own cities in my favorite computer game Sim City. Once high school came…
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Samantha Levi

Samantha Levi - As a kid, the only thing I loved more than reading fantasy novels was drawing maps of the fictional settings that my favorite characters lived in. Using my grandma’s gigantic book of Chicago maps as inspiration, I sketched out Narnia, Hogwarts, and countless other imaginary places. I understood from a young age…
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Austin Chow

Austin Chow - Growing up in the hinterlands of Los Angeles has been straight and utterly mundane. Did I want to become a doctor based on my parents’ values and desires? Yes, maybe. Was that pipe dream going to come true? No. Little did I know at the time, my passion was found elsewhere, followed…
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