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As designers, we must embrace our role as protagonists in the built environment.

Jeffrey Mansfield

Boston, MA, USA

Jeffrey Yasuo Mansfield leads MASS’s Deaf Space and Disability Justice Lab, uplifting the lived experience of Deaf and Disabled communities to bring equity and dignity on a number of education and cultural projects. His current research explores the formation of Deaf and Disability spaces as expressions of cultural resistance in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, for which he is a Graham Foundation grantee. Jeffrey has been deaf since birth. 

Jeffrey is also a recipient of the Ford and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Disability Futures fellowship and is a John W. Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress. He has taught design studios at the University of Michigan and Harvard Graduate School of Design.

His work has been published in the Cooper Hewitt Design Journal, AD, Tacet and presented at MoMA PS1, Bergen Assembly, Sao Paulo Biennale, and the Sharjah Biennial. He is co-author of the book, The Architecture of Health, published by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Jeffrey holds a Master of Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and an AB in Architecture from Princeton University.