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KEYNOTE: HOUSING AS INTERVENTION: ARCHITECTURE TOWARDS SOCIAL EQUITY

KEYNOTE: HOUSING AS INTERVENTION: ARCHITECTURE TOWARDS SOCIAL EQUITY

by AIA Chattanooga
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The Camp House

149 East Martin Luther King Boulevard

Chattanooga, TN 37402

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Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise (CNE) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) of Chattanooga are excited to co-host an event focused on affordable housing and the role of housing in improving residents lives. We are please to host Karen Kubey as a part of the AIA Chattanooga's Design Discourse Series.


As part of CNE’s policy and community engagement efforts, we will open the night with group discussions about our understanding of, and experiences with, affordable housing in our neighborhood. Following this discussion, we will hear from urbanist and author Karen Kubey. Karen will have copies of her book Housing as Intervention available for purchase.

In the face of persistent social inequities and health disparities, how can housing be designed to improve residents' lives? 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. Karen Kubey will share international case studies and examples of her own housing work in New York, including the story behind the award-winning Bronx affordable housing project Via Verde. Exploring the potentials of health-centered interventions in the built environment, Karen will present work that brings together architects, policy and finance experts, and community leaders to promote greater social equity.

Join us at the Camp House at 5:30 for some food and drinks. A CNE led discusion will begin at 6pm. From 6:30 to 7:30 Karen will speak followed by further discussion until 8pm. Karen will have copies of her book available for purchase at the event.

Karen is an urbanist and visiting associate professor at Pratt Institute specializing in housing and health. She guest-edited Housing as Intervention: Architecture towards Social Equity (Architectural Design) and collaborates with New York City agencies on projects promoting social justice through design.

Thank you to our sponsor ACME BRICK TILE and STONE for their continued support of the AIA CHATTANOOGA Design Discourse.

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AIA Chattanooga

AIA Chattanooga is the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, a national professional organization with more than 94,000 members. Organized in 1953, we serve members in the greater Chattanooga area, including Ringgold, Ga., and Cleveland, Tenn., as well as several surrounding counties.

The AIA is the voice of the architectural community. We advocate at the national, state, and local levels for issues affecting the practice of architecture and work to educate the public on the important role of architects. We help our membership stay connected with other local professionals and keep them informed about local, state, and national issues.

One important function of the AIA is to maintain high standards of continuing education for all its members. AIA members are required to complete 18 hours of continuing education each year on a wide variety of technical topics each year--6 hours more than required by the state of Tennessee. This continuing education keeps AIA member architects on top of developing industry trends and technical matters.

KEYNOTE: HOUSING AS INTERVENTION: Architecture Towards Social Equity at The Camp House

149 East Martin Luther King Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN 37402

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