In the face of persistent social inequities worldwide, how can architects make a meaningful contribution? Housing’s primary position in our lives, economies, and the built environment makes it a natural site of intervention in the complex fight against systemic injustices. Bringing together contemporary international and New York examples, plus a look at architects’ historic role in housing betterment, this program examines how housing projects, and the design processes behind them, can be interventions towards greater social equity. The event also marks the launch of the volume of Architectural Design (AD) of the same title.
Cynthia Barton, former Housing Recovery Program Manager, NYC Emergency Management Department
Julie Behrens, Founder, Project Urbanista
Deborah Gans, FAIA, Principal, GANS studio
Karen Kubey, Guest-Editor, Housing as Intervention: Architecture towards Social Equity (Architectural Design/Wiley)
Kaja Kühl, Principal, youarethecity
Matthew Gordon Lasner, Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, Hunter College
Dr. Sharon E. Sutton, FAIA, Visiting Professor, Parsons School of Design; Adjunct Professor, Columbia University; Professor Emerita, University of Washington; Author, When the Ivory Towers Were Black