Architecture and the Right to Housing: Featuring Leilani Farha and Paul Karakusevic with Karen Kubey



Join a distinguished panel of housing experts, moderated by the Daniels Faculty’s Karen Kubey, as they envision how architects can contribute to the right to housing. The panel will raise urgent questions and discuss promising examples, laying the groundwork for future solutions. This event is presented by the Irving Grossman Fund in Affordable Housing.

About the panelists: A human rights lawyer and former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, Leilani Farha is Global Director of The Shift, an international advocacy agency combating housing financialization while upholding human rights. Paul Karakusevic is a founding partner at Karakusevic Carson, an award-winning architecture firm at the forefront of public housing design across the UK.

About the moderator: An urbanist specializing in housing design and social justice, Karen Kubey has been an Assistant Professor at the Daniels Faculty since 2023. The editor of Housing as Intervention: Architecture towards Social Equity (Architectural Design, 2018), she served as the first executive director of the Institute for Public Architecture.

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