Design Impact Volume 2: Straight-Up Talk: Homelessness: Ethics, Policy, Action



Design Impact Volume 2: Straight-Up Talk: Homelessness: Ethics, Policy, Action, a global design summit sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Design Alumni Council. The event will bring together an outstanding roster of global leaders to share their work and vision, challenging us as a global community to use design as a tool for actionable, transformative change and healing.
00:00:00 – Opening – Intro – Peter Coombe
00:02:53 – Opening – Intro – Dean Sarah Whiting
00:06:14 – Opening – Intro – Binyamin Appelbaum
00:14:02 – Opening – Conversation – Dean Sarah Whiting, Binyamin Appelbaum and Peter Coombe

Session 1: Ethics: Is Housing a (Universal) Human Right?
Curator: Alice Kimm & John Friedman
Moderator: Denise Ghartey

“Ethics: Is Housing a (Universal) Human Right?” will probe the cultural, historical, and socio-political causes of homelessness in the United States, as well as the moral and ethical question of who bears ultimate responsibility for providing housing in this country.
00:16:56 – Session 1 – Intro – Peter Coombe
00:17:31 – Session 1 – Intro – John Friedman
00:20:12 – Session 1 – Intro – Denise Ghartey
00:21:34 – Session 1 – Panel – Michael Lehrer
00:29:36 – Session 1 – Panel – Richard Sennett
00:38:55 – Session 1 – Panel – Leilani Farha
00:46:35 – Session 1 – Panel – Binyamin Appelbaum
00:51:34 – Session 1 – Discussion – All Panelists

Session 2: Policy: What’s the Problem?
Curator: Alice Kimm & John Friedman
Moderator: Sam Greenberg

“Policy: What’s the Problem?” will clarify homelessness politics and policy, focusing on how to advance a new national will committed to providing affordable homes for all individuals.

01:24:38 – Session 2 – Intro – Alice Kimm
01:25:34- Session 2 – Intro – Sam Greenberg
01:26:34 – Session 2 – Intro – Shaun Donovan
01:33:18 – Session 2 – Discussion – Shaun Donovan, Samuel Greenberg
01:45:23 – Session 2 – Panel – Nithiya Raman
01:52:16 – Session 2 – Panel – Angela Howard
01:57:52 – Session 2 – Panel – Hanan Scrapper
02:04:18 – Session 2 – Panel – Heidi Marston
02:10:36 – Session 2 – Panel – Maren Costa
02:09:00 – Session 2 – Discussion – All Panelists

Session 3: Action: Accelerating Implementation
Curator: Alice Kimm & John Friedman
Moderator: Kofi Akakpo

“Action: Accelerating Implementation” will explore a range of housing and other innovative solutions designed to help eradicate homelessness in the United States and abroad.
02:38:51 – Session 3 – Intro – John Friedman
02:41:05 – Session 3 – Intro – Kofi Akakpo
02:41:10 – Session 3 – Intro – Rosanne Haggerty
02:50:02 – Session 3 – Intro – Claire Elizabeth Williams
02:56:10 – Session 3 – Intro – Sam Klein
03:00:47 – Session 3 – Intro – Kevin Hirai
03:06:08 – Session 3 – Discussion – All Panelists
03:38:44 – Session 3 – Moderator Summary – Alice Kimm, Denise Ghartey, Kofi Akakpo, Sam Greenberg
03:48:35 – Session 3 – Closing Remarks – John Friedman
03:50:31 – Conclusion – For more information
03:50:33 – Conclusion – Background Materials and Helpful Resources

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