Collaborative Program Advisor
Cassim Shepard is an urban planner and documentary filmmaker who specializes in producing non-fiction media about the design, planning, and experience of cities, buildings, and places.
Since 2008, he has been the founding editor-in-chief of Urban Omnibus, an online publication of the Architectural League of New York. He has exhibited video work at the Musee de la civilisation, Quebec; the Cineteca di Bologna; the Salone del Mobile, Milan; the Venice Architecture Biennale 2006; the Kemper Art Museum in St Louis; and the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon. Recent video projects include an installation chronicling life in six informal settlements around the world for the Cooper-Hewitt exhibition Design with the Other 90%: CITIES, which premiered at the United Nations, and a series of short documentaries about support structures for local arts organizations in the US, which premiered at the Ford Foundation.
He has lectured at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India, Parsons the New School for Design, New York University, the University of Virginia, and the London School of Economics, where he taught in the Cities Programme. From 2010 to 2012, he taught poetic documentary filmmaking to architecture and urban planning students at Columbia University. He is a Poiesis Fellow at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University.