“Can buildings heal?” was the fundamental question that led Michael Murphy to found the non-profit architectural practice MASS Design Group in 2008. Now a collaborative of over 140 architects, designers, planners, and strategists, with offices in Boston and Kigali, they define their mission as researching, building, and advocating for architecture that promotes justice and human dignity. Michael and managing director Christian Benimana spoke with Stephen Burks about how the studio develops and implements a shared vision that is simultaneously purposeful, hopeful, and healing.
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Inaugurated on April 1, 2020, Design in Dialogue is a series of online interviews hosted alternately by curator and historian Glenn Adamson and designer Stephen Burks. Conversations are held on Zoom every Wednesdays for 1 hour, beginning at 11am Eastern Time, including a participatory Q&A. Please join leading voices from the field — designers, makers, critics, and curators — as they discuss their work and ideas.