The Future of Public Housing 11/6/15
The IPA is Proud to be a Chicago Architecture
Biennial Affiliate Partner
On Friday, November 6, with our partners, the IPA will convene “The Future of Public Housing,” a roundtable presented in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial. The conversation brings renewed attention to housing as a public good and builds on the US premiere presentation of the exhibition House Housing: An Untimely History of Architecture and Real Estate.
Convened by the National Public Housing Museum (NPHM), the Institute for Public Architecture, the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University, and the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Hosted by the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.
“The Future of Public Housing” roundtable convenes practitioners and public housing residents to discuss the future of housing as an infrastructure which demands greater allocation of public resources. At a moment when market forces produce and maintain persistent housing insecurity, the conveners will set the table for an in-depth discussion. The conversation will frame prospects for a more equitable housing future, in light of current crises of debilitated public institutions and infrastructures, and take into account historical analyses of the market forces behind these conditions. Setting the roundtable in the historic Hull House dining hall, where luminaries like W.E.B. DuBois, Gertrude Stein, and Eugene Debs once gathered, speaks to the potentially radical aims of a conversation dedicated to bringing renewed attention to housing as a public good.
The roundtable concludes with discussion of potential actions built upon strategies to these ends — activism that engages current public housing residents, scholars, policymakers and practitioners, while galvanizing and educating allies in the general public.
House Housing: An Untimely History of Architecture and Real Estate in Twenty-three Episodes is on view from October 1 through November 15 at the National Public Housing Museum, 1322 W Taylor St., Chicago. The ongoing “House Housing” research project, conducted by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University, encourages historically informed public conversation — like this roundtable — about the intersection of architecture and real estate development.
Friday, November 6
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 S. Halsted Street (M/C 051)
Free, by invitation
Jennifer Scott, Director Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
Charles Leeks, Executive Director, National Public Housing Museum
Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Columbia University
Teresa Cordova, Director, Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago
Rasmia Kirmani Frye, Director of Public/Private Partnerships, New York City Housing Authority
Closing Remarks and Invitation to Workshop
Crystal Palmer, Assistant Director, Resident Engagement, Chicago Housing Authority
Ingrid Haftel, Center for Urban Pedagogy
Nadine Maleh, Executive Director, Institute for Public Architecture
Roundtable participants are invited from philanthropy, real estate development, urban planning, housing advocacy, law, journalism, academic studies of architecture, housing, urban planning, government agencies, neighborhood services, resident activism and other intersecting realms.
From 12:30 pm – 2 pm, NPHM is joined by the Center for Urban Pedagogy for The Public Good In Your Hands: An Affordable Housing Workshop. This session, also at the Hull House Dining Room, welcomes broad public participation into the questions addressed in the morning roundtable through a participatory educational workshop that breaks down affordable housing policy into hands-on activities and easy-to-understand visuals. Together, participants will explore the all-important question: “Affordable to whom?”
Join the conversation on #househousing, @thenphm, @instpubarch, @buellcenter, @UICGCI, @hullhousemuseum, @we_are_CUP, @chicagobiennial
National Public Housing Museum
Institute for Public Architecture, New York
Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University
Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago
The Chicago Architecture Biennial seeks to convene the world’s leading practitioners, theorists, and commentators in the field of architecture and urbanism to explore, debate, and demonstrate the significance of architecture to contemporary society.