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Kelbaugh Lecture: Emmanuel Pratt

A. Alfred Taubman Wing Commons 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Re-Mapping the Publics Emmanuel's talk offers a critical examination of how cities utilize public resources, labor, land, and materials to address challenges and plan for the future of the built environment. The conversation explores SWF's  practice of re-mapping cities' resources at its Communiversity to create true Common Wealth - the spaces, structures, networks, resources, and opportunities essential […]

Housing Works: Turning Research to Action for Equitable Housing

A. Alfred Taubman Wing Commons 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Housing Works brings together cutting-edge research and creative practices that are having a real impact in the development and provision of equitable housing. Addressing our national housing crisis requires profound changes in how we fund and build housing. These changes may involve overhauls of the existing regulatory system, significant expansion of different funding sources, and […]

Lori Brown Lecture

Art & Architecture Building Auditorium, Room 2104 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Everywhere you look The talk will discuss the various ways Lori has responded to pressing issues of our time. Lori will present an overview of key aspects of ongoing research, advocacy, and activism that have focused on topics from immigration and the border, equity within the built environment, to reproductive justice. All provide various opportunities […]

Lecture & Panel Discussion: Ukraine Reconstruction

Art & Architecture Building Auditorium, Room 2104 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

The Russian War against Ukraine ruins the cities and rich architectural heritage, monuments, and urban space. The lives of all Ukrainians have been jeopardized by this war that continues to brutally consume Ukrainian lives and territory. Over 6 million internally displaced people need affordable housing. While the rebuilding of Ukraine must be Ukrainian-led, it must […]

Oblique Histories: Nigerian Indigenous Architecture With and Against Zbigniew Dmochowski

A. Alfred Taubman Wing Commons 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

The impulse to decolonize architectural history often leads to a double bind. The critique of colonial epistemologies is accompanied by a revalorization of the colonial archives, methods, and experiences as indispensable sources for the understanding of architectural modernities. This symposium proposes a different approach. It traces the oblique trajectories of actors moving between what usually […]