Thursday, February 7, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Center / Architecture + Design, 1218 Arch Street
How has architecture changed, if at all, in the approximately 50 years since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968? How have the demands for equity and inclusion raised in Whitney M. Young Jr.ʼs landmark address to the AIA convention that year been realized? Join Aaron Levy, a senior lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and a frequent curator of architecture and design projects, for a conversation around these provocative questions and key debates about social equity in architectural theory from 1968 to the present. We will discuss how design often exacerbates racial and socio-economic injustice, engage current design practices for social intervention, and explore challenges facing the next generation of designers and educators, including socio-economic inequality, labor rights, urbanization, migration and climate change.