Mission & Origin

Born to a Jamaican mother and a father from Boston, Massachusetts—both professors in The San Francisco Bay Area at the time, Teju grew up in a community of artists, activists, and academics.

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Photo by Hanna Mikosch

As such, she approaches all of her work in an interdisciplinary way. She uses culturally relevant mediums in tandem with community, research, and creative production to deconstruct the city for those labelled “other.” Teju aims to create integrative and progressive urbanism that uplifts the realities of marginalized communities, highlighting cultural awareness and multiplicity.