Clemson University

No Place to Play: An Exhibit

The No Place to Play exhibition focuses on specific findings about gender taken from a large research study with the same name. The larger study was conducted by Dr. Lyndsey Deaton, a Professor of Architecture in the Architecture + Health program at Clemson University. The project links economic development policies to social inequality in gentrifying communities in South and East Asia by highlighting how spatial changes affect teenagers’ mobility and access to public space. The forthcoming book (2024) is written for concerned parents, policymakers, designers, and community advocates. In it, Dr. Deaton describes five years of living alongside seven dispossessed communities and builds a case for contextualized, community-driven design.

The exhibition was designed and constructed by a group of Clemson University students from a variety of majors including architecture, psychology, women’s leadership, and sociology led by Dr. Deaton. It is an artistic demonstration of the influence gender has on teenagers’ access to public space in post-displacement communities. The exhibition highlights  50 teens from seven communities in India and the Philippines. Walking through this exhibition, visitors will hear recorded conversations with teens and see maps and photographs they created to better understand how displacement affects teen socialization. Finally, join our team of Clemson students in considering the similarities between the teens’ experiences in this study and the urban public spaces around South Carolina.

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Redux Gallery 1056 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

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Arts/Entertainment, Exhibits, General, Lectures / Seminars / Speakers, Special Events

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College of Architecture, Art and Construction, Architecture



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