URBAN FUTURES LAB // Yearbook Edition Episode 2: What Do You Meme? – Breaking Down the UFL Experience

Urban Futures Lab: Yearbook Edition – Ep 2: What Do You Meme? – Breaking Down the UFL Experience

**For some context, this podcast and its episodes were conceived during the beginning of our quarantine season, and recorded in late April and early May—just a few weeks before the Movement for Black Lives reached new national and global apexes.

The Urban Futures Lab Fellows chat with special guest and self-proclaimed “meme distributor” UFL Alumnus Chris Barahona. Being that we are all WFH (working from home), the Fellows + Chris conversate on ways they take care of themselves, how to check in with others and life post-fellowship. Following Episode 1, this episode explores more superlatives and exclusive inside stories about Public Matters.

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(In order of appearance):


Mentioned Organizations:



  • Ashley Ajayi – ashley@publicmattersgroup.com
  • Brisa Aviles – brisa@publicmattersgroup.com
  • Sabrina Im – sabrina@publicmattersgroup.com


Executive Producer:

  • Uyen Hoang


Trusted Advisors:

  • Lena Bhise
  • Quincy Surasmith


This podcast was written, edited, mixed, and hosted by Ashley Ajayi, Brisa Aviles, and Sabrina Im.

Cover Photo by Uyen Hoang

Creative Design by Reanne Estrada

Text Graphics by Sabrina Im


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Music: All music and sounds effects featured in this work, “Urban Futures Lab: Yearbook Edition” are derivatives of the artists listed below.