Chat Travieso is an independent artist, designer, and educator, as well as co-founder of Yeju & Chat with Yeju Choi. Travieso creates participatory, architectural, and research-based projects that reinforce social bonds in public spaces and interrogate the histories and policies that have shaped the built environment. His past work has been commissioned by or organized in collaboration with the Architectural League of New York, Design Trust for Public Space, Hester Street, NYC Department of Transportation, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. His research has been supported by grants from the Graham Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts. His honors include a 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design, a 2019 YoungArts Jorge M. Pérez Award, and a 2015 United States Artist Fellowship in Architecture & Design. Travieso holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an M.Arch from the Yale School of Architecture. He is currently on faculty at CUNY Queens College and Parsons School of Design.
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