Table Manners

Table Manners is a collection of playful projects that iterate on modes of social interaction and relations, reflecting on the climate crisis and architecture's agency to shape culture and society. The project challenges normative academic structures and prioritizes bringing people together in unexpected ways that foster connection, interaction, and knowledge-building through playful means. The series entails public sessions across different institutions and venues, along with closed-doors functions—intimate conversations that encourage guests to talk about ideas that are not typically discussed in public, but which can also lead to thoughtful collective action. Together, faculty, students, practitioners, theorists, and other guests partake in discussions through formats including, but not limited to dinner parties, picnics, games of musical chairs, and performances.