• Paprika! Volume IX
    Signe Ferguson, Aleksa Milojević, Joey Reich, Andrea Sanchez-Moctezuma, Jahaan Scipio, and Matthew Wilde
    Paprika!, 2023

Paprika! Team, New Haven, 2023. Photo: Jahaan Scipio

Paprika!, the Yale School of Architecture’s often-monthly, student-published broadsheet measures 25 x 22.75 in., is printed in quantities of 1,000 on an off-white newsprint, and distributed across campus, institutions, and online, and now expanding through a nationwide subscription service and worldwide readership. As architecture students, we are constantly shifting through and sorting what matters. Who is enacting change? What are the important conversations missing within architectural discourse? Paprika! is a material imprint of these questions, a constructed place where ideas unfold, convictions collide, and words work to reconcile what we do with why we do it. As such, Paprika! has become a collective menagerie of essays, manifestos, drawings, dispatches, sounds, ruminations, and provocations. It is both a whisper and a shout. It is both timely and timeless. Paprika! is a call for active participation in our education and our discipline.

Joey Reich is a coordinating editor for Paprika! He received his BED in architectural studies, with a minor in sustainable design and urban planning graduating summa cum laude from Texas A&M University (TAMU). While at TAMU, he was an active participant in the drum section of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band and Corps of Cadets, a member of four honor societies and American Institute of Architecture Students, as well as an assistant instructor in the CampARCH program. He is currently an MArch candidate at Yale School of Architecture where he has actively served as a member of the Title IX Student Advisory Board, the Paprika! team (as an issue editor, author, producer, and central editor), and in three student teaching positions. His work has been featured on SuckerPunch Daily.

Signe Ferguson is a coordinating editor for Paprika! She received a BArts from Brown University, where she took half her courses at the Rhode Island School of Design. She hass conducted research in Seoul, earned professional experience in Seattle, and held residencies in Portugal, Seattle, and France. Professionally, she earned experience with Olson Kundig, MASS Design, Safdie Architects, Brochet/L’ajusta/Peuyo, and Davies Teows Architects, and construction experience with Gray Organschi Architecture, and Domaine de Boisbuschet. Ferguson worked and installed the Memorial to Victims of Gun Violence with MASS Design shown at the 2019 Architecture Biennial in Chicago, installed a sculpture in Viseu, Portugal in 2020, and was included in the JUST LX Art Fair (Lisbon, 2019) as a performance artist. She is currently a Center for Collaborative Arts and Media fellow at Yale University developing a public installation looking at the temporality of icebergs following a research expedition in Greenland.

Aleksa Milojević is an architect with experience in filmmaking, set design, and beekeeping, and with an interest in languages and literature. He conducted his bachelor's studies at TU Vienna, and his master's studies at Kazuyo Sejima’s masterclass at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, AHO in Oslo, and Tongji University in Shanghai. Currently, he is finishing his postgraduate master's studies at Yale School of Architecture with a thesis in the fields of urbanism and cinematography. Besides architecture, Milojević pursued at Yale filmmaking, teaching, and worked as a researcher at the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media on prototypes of every-day-objects for a zero-gravity-environment, which has been tested on a zero-gravity-flight and is scheduled to be presented at symposia at Yale University and MIT. Milojević is one of the founding members of the culture club Latin YSoA, and has been extensively involved with the student-curated broadsheet Paprika!

Andrea Sanchez-Moctezuma is an architectural designer born and raised in Mexico City, she obtained her bachelor's degree in architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), where she graduated with distinction and was awarded the Thesis Merit Prize. Sanchez-Moctezuma has worked with AZMPL in London, Oyler Wu, HLW, and Griffin Enright Architects in Los Angeles. She is currently completing her thesis on self-construction in rural Mexico for her post-professional master’s degree in architecture from Yale University. As part of the Yale community, Sanchez-Moctezuma has been a founding member of the Latin YSoA group and an active member of Paprika! the architecture student newspaper, where she has contributed as an author, issue editor, and coordinating editor. She is currently part of the coordinating team for the yearbook spring issue.

Matthew Wilde is a coordinating editor for Paprika! He received his bachelor's in architecture from the University of Dundee in Scotland. He is currently a post-professional master’s candidate at the Yale School of Architecture. He has professional experience working for O’Donnell and Tuomey Architects in Dublin as a junior architect. During his time at Yale, he has been a teaching fellow for the senior undergraduate class, Wilde was also part of the coordinating team for the Motion. Autos, Art, Architecture exhibition at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

Jahaan Scipio received a BArch from Syracuse University, where she minored in mathematics and graduated magna cum laude. Her undergraduate thesis explored tactics for urban regeneration through the adaptive reuse of dilapidated building stock. After graduating from Syracuse and prior to her time at Yale, she lived and practiced in New York City for four years, working at Peterson Rich Office and Perkins Eastman on residential, retail, and hospitality projects. Currently, Scipio is pursuing a master’s of architecture in Yale’s Post-Professional Program, where she is a recipient of the Frank Gehry Scholarship. Her independent research in the program has focused on cultural memory and critical cartography. Scipio has held numerous teaching fellowships at Yale University and has served as an issue editor and coordinating editor for the student-run publication Paprika! Her academic work has been published and exhibited in Retrospecta, Constructs, and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

Sebastian Elverskog is a second-year graduate student studying at the Yale School of Architecture and is currently serving as one of Paprika!’s publishers. Elverskog received his undergraduate training in history and environmental design at the University of Colorado Boulder where he was a Chancellor’s Fellow and graduated cum laude. He received further education studying informal settlements in Colombia, sustainable development in Rwanda, and history at Oxford. Prior to matriculating at Yale, he gained professional experience working for Atelier Hanae Bekkari in Tangiers Morocco, and for professor Jesse Zarazaga in the development of the Rulegera school in rural Mwanza, Tanzania.

Christy Ho is a first-year MArch student in Yale School of Architecture and currently serving as one of Paprika!’s publishers. She previously graduated with a bachelor's in architectural studies from the University of Hong Kong. She has worked as an architectural designer in Hassell and SKEW collaborative, and conducted research on hidden networks within industrial Asia under professor H. Koon Wee. Before her graduate studies, she was the recipient of the C.V Starr Foundation Scholarship for her exchange to University of California, Berkeley, as well as the short-term abroad scholarship to the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.

Gabe Darley is a first-year master’s of architecture candidate from Chicago. He previously studied computer science and design at Tulane University. He has been working with publications since high school, where he was the editor-in-chief for the 125th edition of Oak Park's annual Crest arts magazine. He also has experience doing layout, copy editing, and illustration work for the Tulane Hullabaloo student newspaper and the Tulane School of Architecture's annual student work compilation, the ReView.

Umut Guney is an archivist and a frequent contributor at Paprika! He is interested in architecture as an active intermediary medium between the individual and the collective. He has been part of architecture offices in New York, Washington DC, and Istanbul. He has been involved in the conception of Berlin-based art collective funfter Loffel and produces communication design material for the collective’s events. His work has been exhibited in funfter Loffel organized group exhibitions Opening Hours and Bringing the Noise Back. He currently pursues a master’s of architecture degree at Yale and holds a bachelor’s of architecture with high distinction and university honors from Syracuse University. He is a recipient of the SOURCE Research Grant, Louis Jay Masters Memorial Scholarship and several honorable mentions at Syracuse University.

Christopher Pin is a second-year graduate student studying at the Yale School of Architecture, currently serving as one of Paprika!'s Spring 2022 archivists. Pin has experience as one of the publication’s coordinating editors during its latest Fall iteration (Paprika!, Fall 2021), and an author during its sixth volume (Paprika!, Fall 2020). Pin was also an author and conference speaker for the research paper “Supporting Post-Occupant Evaluation Through Work Order Evaluation and Visualization in FM-BIM” (ISARC proceedings, 2018), an editor for Yale's Retrospecta 44 (Actar Publishers, 2021), and assistant editor for the book Speaking of Architecture: Interviews About What Comes Next (ORO Editions, 2022).

Paprika! is a window into emerging discourse from Yale School of Architecture and Yale School of Art. Every issue is student-curated and aims to broadcast diverse voices in the fields of art, architecture and design. Founded in 2014, Paprika! is named after the vibrant orange carpet in Rudolph Hall. Every issue of Paprika! is a newspaper broadsheet uniquely designed by students from Yale’s Graphic Design program. No two issues are alike.