making cities more livable together with you
making cities more livable together with you

October 1, 2018

Rising Architecture Aarhus

In September, I was invited to speak at Rising Architecture in Aarhus, Denmark. I don’t like the way I look on video, but I think the editors capture very well some of the most important points I said in this interview after my talk. thank you.

April 22, 2015

Speaking at Conference Place and Displacement

A 1-day summit at NYU in New York, which brings together various diplomats, representatives from the United Nations, eminent architects, and academics from Harvard, Oxford, Columbia, NYU amongst others, to present and discuss displacement issues faced by individuals living in refugee settlements. Framed by a design competition – Place and Displacement, which asked teams to envision a marketplace for refugees in three places, the summit brings together design and policy to encourage refugee agency. See Ideation World for more on speaker and details about the event. I am delighted to be moderating the discussion about Berlin, Germany and Europe.

Conversations: Equity Agendas on Monday October 27th

Join the AIANY Diversity & Inclusion Committee in partnership with the New York Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (nycobaNOMA) and The Institute For Public Architecture (IPA) for “Conversations: Equity Agendas” at the Center For Architecture.  Presented as part of the annual Max Bond Lecture, an annual series of design talks in memory of J. Max Bond, Jr., FAIA, “Conversations: Equity Agendas” will the agendas of affordability, housing, and community. Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised 200,000 units of affordable housing. NYCHA is facing a ballooning deficit and a waiting list of 250,000. How does New York City embark upon a construction boom of affordable housing? The Institute for Public Architecture’s Total Reset program series explores ambitious, achievable ideas for public and below-market housing in New York. The series, featuring the inaugural IPA Fellowship, responds to Mayor de Blasio’s “total reset” for housing. What material forms, spatial politics, health issues and cost structures shape affordable housing in the New York City?

When: Monday, October 27, 6-8pm
Where: Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place

Nadine Maleh, Director, Inspiring Places for Community Solutions, IPA Fellow
Kaja Kühl, Columbia University GSAPP 5 Borough Studio, IPA Fellow
Quillian Riano, Principal, DSGNAGNC, Director of Strategy & Research, NYDesigns, IPA Fellow
Sagi Golan, Urban Designer NYC Dept. of City Planning, Columbia Univ. GSAPP, IPA Fellow
Miriam Peterson, Principal & Founder, Peterson Rich Office, IPA Fellow
Nathan Rich, Principal & Founder, Peterson Rich Office, IPA Fellow