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Student Showcase Archive

Housing as Intervention: Architecture towards Social Equity

18 October 2018 | 6.30pm – 8pm

Kensington, Lecture Theatre 1

This event was recorded, see videos below.

In the face of persistent social inequities worldwide, how can architects make a meaningful contribution? 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. Bringing together contemporary international and London examples, this program examines how housing projects, and the design processes behind them, can be interventions towards greater social equity. The event also marks the launch of a volume of Architectural Design (AD) of the same title, edited by Karen Kubey. This issue of AD asks how housing projects, and the design processes behind them, might be interventions towards greater social equity, and how collaborative work in housing might reposition the architectural profession at large.

1. Introduction by Dr Tarsha Finney - Programme Lead, City Design, Royal College of Art

2. 'Housing for the Common Good' by Karen Kubey - Guest-editor, 'Housing as Intervention, Architecture towards Social Equity', Architectural Design (Wiley); Visiting Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

3) A New Era for Social Housing: Architecture as the Basis for Change' by Paul Karakusevic - Partner, Karakusevic Carson Architects

4) Talk from Pooja Agrawal - Co-founder, Public Practice

5) Discussion with Paul Karakusevic, Karen Kubey, and Pooja Agrawal, moderated by Dr Tarsha Finney 

 Programme Lead, City Design, Royal College of Art

This event has been organised by the School of Architecture. Please contact [email protected] for more information.