The First 100 Days: Day 27

GSAPP faculty and students gather to discuss, organize, and plan for changes to come during the Trump administration. The series continues throughout the semester.

On February 15, the GSAPP community and invited guests will discuss the role of architecture as a tool for grassroots mobilization and critical resistance. How are architects and designers engaging and empowering local communities to have a voice in urban design and policy? How might GSAPP students use their skills for grassroots initiatives? Invited guests will present case studies on how design thinking and skills can visualize, represent, and play a critical role in shifting or creating pressure on public policy.


Ifeoma Ebo, Senior Design Advisor, NYC Mayors Office of Criminal Justice
Ingrid Haftel, Community Education Program Director, The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP)
Quardean Lewis-Allen, Founder and CEO, Made in Brownsville
Betsy MacLean, Executive Director, Hester Street Collaborative (MSUP ’06)
Quilian Riano, Founder and Principal, DSGN AGNC

Moderated by David Smiley, Assistant Director, Urban Design, Columbia GSAPP.


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