Soap Box: On Politics, Policy, and Architecture

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How do architects participate in policy-making that shapes the environment we live in? Here and in other parts of the world?
How does architecture play a role in political platforms and agendas?
How is architecture used as a vehicle for political activism and political expression?
How does legislation affect global and local design and development?
How can design and development be a catalyst for activism?
What grassroots movements exist that have successfully shaped the built environment?

The Center for Architecture presents “Soap Box” a lecture on Politics, Policy and Architecture

Speakers:
Rafi Segal, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urbanism. MIT; Principal, A+U
Jae Shin, Principal, Hector; Adjunct Assistant Professor, NJIT
Quilian Riano, Founder and Principal,DSGN AGNC; Part-Time Faculty, Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design
Damon Rich, Principal, Hector; Director, Newark Planning Office
Alejandro de Castro Mazarro, Program Coordinator, Latin American Laboratory; Adjunct Assistant Professor, GSAPP, Columbia University

Organized by AIANY Global Dialogues Committee

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