Massey Invited to Speak on “The Social In Architecture” at the ICA in London
Dean Jonathan Massey will lecture at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London on Friday, November 24, 2017. The lecture, entitled Designing Risk and Opportunity Through Housing, will be the first in a series of public events connected to the theme of “The Social in Architecture” which intend to deliver “a sustained international and intergenerational conversation about the intersections between public institutions, social housing, and resettlement.”
Politics often play out through debates over who bears risks of modernization—such as vulnerability to pollution, climate change, economic volatility, and creative destruction in the economy and in the built environment—and who benefits from change. Massey will explore some of the ways this process plays out through the production, design and consumption of housing in the United States.