We are excited to share that we have been collaborating with Urban Omnibus, a publication of The Architectural League of New York, on a series called Well-Placed. Well-Placed is guest edited by Asma Neblett, Helena Najm, Jessica Fletcher, Nawal Muradwij and Rebecca Jacobs of The Graduate Center, CUNY as part of Mindscapes, Wellcome’s international cultural program about mental health.

The animating question of the series:

In the face of exclusion and displacement, how do communities mobilize urban space for mental health and collective wellbeing?

The pieces "Clinical Trials," "Staying the Distance," "Teenage Dream" and "On the Up and Up" all explore this question, using relevant case studies from New York's past and present. Look out for a final installment this spring!


Asma A. Neblett

Mindscapes Research Assistant
Asma A. Neblett (she/her/hers) is a digital humanist and graduate student at the CUNY Graduate Center. She studies the cultural relationship between text and technology through her focus on sound in the Western hemisphere. She tends to offer discussi...

Friederike Windel

Mindscapes Research Assistant
Friederike Windel (she/her/hers) is a doctoral candidate in Critical Social Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center where she asks questions about the everydayness of white supremacy and nationalism. Her motivation for this work is to ultimately work ...

Helena Najm

Mindscapes Research Assistant
Helena Najm is a PhD student in the Political Science department at The Graduate Center, CUNY. She is working as a Graduate Research Assistant with the Mindscapes team at the Center for Humanities. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, she attended the...

Jessica Fletcher

Mindscapes Research Assistant
Jessica Fletcher (she/her/hers) is a doctoral candidate in the Art History PhD program at the CUNY Graduate Center, and is currently working on a dissertation about the architecture of district health centers in New York City. Reformers – many of who...

Nawal Muradwij

Mindscapes Research Assistant
Nawal Muradwij is a PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the CUNY Graduate Center. She is a child and adolescent therapist who has worked in college counseling, foster care, and inpatient settings. Her rese...

Rebecca Hayes Jacobs

Dr. Rebecca Hayes Jacobs is the Wellcome Trust Curatorial Research Fellow at The Graduate Center, CUNY’s Center for the Humanities. She works on Wellcome’s international cultural programming on global health challenges through her position at the Cen...



Wellcome's Mindscapes NYC Working Group

The Center for the Humanities, CUNY is hosting a Working Group for local Mindscapes partners in New York to workshop projects and collaborate over the next year.