Cassim Shepard

Editor, The Architectural League's Urban Omnibus

Cassim Shepard is the founding editor-in-chief of Urban Omnibus, an online publication of The Architectural League of New York. For the past five years, he has worked with hundreds of local architects, designers, artists, writers, and public servants to share their stories of urban innovation, with a particular emphasis on housing, infrastructure, and the changing nature of cultural institutions. In addition to his editorial role, Shepard makes films about the design, planning, and experience of cities and places. His film and video work has been screened at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Ford Foundation, and the United Nations, among many other venues. Shepard’s writing on urbanism has appeared in Next City, Places, Domus, Public Culture, as well as in books and catalogues documenting work by Geoff Manaugh, David Adjaye, and others. He has taught at the London School of Economics and Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. From 2010 to 2013, he was a Poiesis Fellow at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. Shepard studied filmmaking at Harvard University, urban geography at the University of London, and urban planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.