Studio team

lily song


Welcome to the Anti Displacement Studio! I’m Lily Song, Assistant Professor of Race and Social Justice in the Built Environment at Northeastern University. As an urban planner and scholar activist, I’m interested in infrastructural repairs and remakings led by movement organizers and frontline communities–and how planning and design can be reformulated to play an accomplicing role. Outside of studio, I love sharing stories about life in different places along with good food, live shows, and going on fun adventures with my family.

madha nawal


I am a fifth year undergraduate in the School of Architecture majoring in Architecture. I am interested in tackling the struggles of housing insecurity and displacement through collective organizing. I believe the power of good design at an urban scale can begin to conquer existing inequalities in the city fabric. I love hand drawing, especially as gifts for my friends!

Amera youssef


I am a fifth year undergraduate student in the School of Architecture majoring in Architecture. I am interested in Public Housing and Urban Planning as well as temporary architectural interventions. I love creating and seeing public art initiatives that are rooted in community culture, politics and social justice issues.

Damaris Fernandez-Sierra


I am a 2nd year in the 3 year master of architecture program and I’m interested in affordable housing. I love to design and create macramé wall hangings!

Jenni Wilson


I am currently in my second year of the Three-Year Master of Architecture Program at Northeastern University. I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History and Architectural Studies from Connecticut College. I am passionate about material and community preservation through the potentials of progressive, adaptive reuse architecture and design. I love to knit, walk around cities, and visit art museums.

Graham Moitoso


I’m currently a third year student in the Bachelor of Science in Architecture program at Northeastern with a minor in Urban Landscape Studies. I’m interested in adaptive reuse, equitable urban design and Indigenous climate resilience strategies. I’m passionate about practicing yoga, vegan cooking, hiking, tea and equitable workplaces. (I recently was part of the effort to unionize the first coffee shop in Massachusetts, Pavement Coffeehouse)

Omarlyn Martinez


I am third year student in the Bachelor of Science in Architecture program at Northeastern University. I also minor in Graphic and Information Design. I am interested in green architecture and urban planning. I moved to Boston when I was 9 years old from the Dominican Republic. I’ve been in Boston now for 11 years which means I have lived in Boston more than my native country!

Rylee Smith


I am a 5th year in the BS. Architecture major, minor in Urban Studies. I’m interested in affordable and social housing, innovative housing typologies, and designing with community based organizations. I love exploring the Boston area on foot and by train!

Nora Masler


I am a first year graduate student in the Master of Design for Sustainable Urban environments program. Professionally, I am drawn to the power of design, supported by research and a deep understanding of place, to create more livable, equitable and sustainable cities. In my free time, I love to cook for friends and family, run around Jamaica Pond, and explore the nature of New England.

Cristina Rodero Sales


I am a dedicated and enthusiastic architecture student with a fervor for sustainable design and a deep interest in architectural history. I have spent a considerable amount of time studying abroad garnering design knowledge and first-hand historical insight while learning and working in Spain, Mexico, and Italy. Passionate about my community, I have served in leadership positions for the Freedom by Design AIAS Organization and the American Society of Landscape Architects at Northeastern. One of the ways I like to connect with people the most is through art. I am a contributor for the Boston Compass, independent art and culture newspaper. Currently, I am helping launch Licuarte, an international art organization connecting people and creating for a social cause. I have also interned for Quaranzine, a digital zine maintained by artists creating at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

kevin nesline


I’m a first-year student in Northeastern’s Master of Urban Planning & Policy program. I’m interested in addressing widening economic inequality, which is often reflected in housing affordability and access. I’m also interested in how American cities can improve public spaces by centering design on people. I love traveling, especially if I can explore a new city on foot or by public transit. I’m also a huge Boston sports fan and hobby bass guitar player.

cameron meier


I’m currently in my second year of Northeastern Universities Three-Year Master of Architecture Program. I am interested in taking on the challenge of creating sustainable housing that is affordable and high quality. I want to learn how to better design for communities and improve the image of public housing in the eyes of ordinary people with the goal to change the public perception of such housing and to de-stigmatize it. I love to make 3d-printed models and I create specifications for ships that I model in various software programs. Some of these are fanart for The Expanse and some are just ships I make for fun.