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Madison College Lecture Series: The Case for Humanitarian Architecture
Fri, March 24, 2017, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CDT
Event co-sponsored by AIA Southwest Wisconsin and Madison College Architecture Program
Presenter: Amro Sallam, AIA
Executive Director, Architects for Society
Amro is an architect with over 20 years’ experience working with world class architecture firms. He champions socially responsible design and is the founder of Architects for Society (AFS). Amro is engaged in studying informal settlements and slum developments of his home city, Cairo, Egypt. He uses his background in fine arts to educate people about the ingenuity and unharnessed potential of these communities. His lecture will look at refugee settlements and low income housing, and he will discuss leveraging modern design technology and art to redirect public perception of these communities and benefit the economically disadvantaged.
- Understand how architects can get involved with informal settlements, refugee settlements and low income housing
- See how art and design can be used to educate the general public and redirect their perception of refugee settlements and low income housing
- Become aware of contemporary efforts by architects to design shelter and other structures that focus on supporting the people in refugee communities
- Examine systems that will support economical and accessible housing models for low-incoming people and refugees
Lunch will be provided. Arrive 10-15 minutes early to park and walk to room.
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For additional details contact Aaron Johnson, AIA