WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015, 6 pm
RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER
NEW DATE & TIME: THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2 pm
at Georgia Tech College of Architecture
Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium
247 Fourth St NW, Atlanta GA 30332
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This event is free, wheelchair accessible, and open to the public.
We recommend parking at the Tech Square Parking Deck and
walking or taking the Tech Trolley to the architecture building.
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Karen Kubey, Executive Director at the Institute for Public Architecture, presents research and design
proposals responding to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's "total reset" for public and below-market
housing. Kubey will also discuss the IPA exhibition at the Center for Architecture, Low Rise High Density,
examining a selection of the most ambitious housing schemes of the last 50 years, which attempt to combine
the benefits of urban and suburban living. Through its programs the IPA asks: how can architecture better
serve the public?
Kubey is a New York-based architectural designer and educator specializing in housing design and research.
Trained as an architect at the University of California, Berkeley, and Columbia University, Kubey began her
career in affordable housing design. She co-founded both the Architecture for Humanity New York chapter and
New Housing New York, the city's first design competition for sustainable and affordable housing. She is a
recipient of the Independent Projects Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, is a 2014-15 New York
Foundation for the Arts Emerging Leader, and was the 2012 Wilder Green Fellow at The MacDowell Colony. A
contributor to numerous publications, Kubey has curated exhibitions at New York's Center for Architecture
and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Her projects have appeared in The New York Times and her work has
been exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York.
Founded in 2009 by architect Jonathan Kirschenfeld, the Institute for Public Architecture promotes socially
engaged architecture through urban research projects and a residency program for design practitioners. By
supporting architects and allied professionals working in the public interest, the IPA strives to improve
our public realm.
The IPA's current program series responds to New York Mayor de Blasio's "total reset" for housing. The
organization launched "Total Reset" with a multidisciplinary roundtable hosted by Columbia University;
its subsequent residency and exhibition in Harlem, on the same theme, featured four research and design
proposals for public and below-market housing in New York. "Total Reset" is featured in ART PAPERS'
January/February 2015 issue, "The Stubbornness of Space," a special edition devoted to architecture
and design, guest edited by Robert Wiesenberger, and guest designed by Julian Bittiner.
IMAGE ABOVE: Named for the size of a standard parking space, 9 x 18, by IPA Fellows Sagi Golan, Miriam Peterson, and Nathan Rich, explores how updated parking and housing development regulations could create new potentials for affordable housing. This proposal shows housing that could be built on existing surface parking lots.
This ART PAPERS LIVE is co-presented with
the School of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
ART PAPERS LIVE HOST COMMITTEE + SPONSORS:
One Consulting Group, Inc.