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Designing a Green New Deal

Fri, Sep 13, 2019    10am

A simulcast of the conference Designing a Green New Deal at the University of Pennsylvania. A discussion of the Green New Deal (GND), its aims, and its relationship to the built environment will be hosted by Jaffer Kolb at GSAPP during the lunch break of the conference beginning at approximately 12:30 pm.

Climate change is a crisis of unevenly experienced and systemic injustices that asks hard questions of scholars and practitioners of the built environment. The Green New Deal (GND) — most famously as drafted in US H. Res. 109 and S. Res. 59, but echoed by politicians and activists around the world — addresses these questions head-on.

Over the course of the semester, as a part of their Power: Infrastructure in America project, the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture is organizing a series of research, curricular, and programming initiatives to consider the social, technical, and political contours of the ambitious—but still largely undefined—proposal. Including this event which is itself related to the curricular initiative Public Works for a Green New Deal.

Jaffer Kolb is a founding principal of New Affiliates who has worked as a designer in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles for a range of international studios. He teaches architecture around New York and was the 2015 Muschenheim Fellow at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College. Previously he worked on the 13th Venice Architecture Biennial under David Chipperfield and before that was the US editor for the Architectural Review. He holds a Master of Architecture from Princeton University, a Master of Urban Planning from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies from Wesleyan University.

For more information, visit power.buellcenter.columbia.edu.
Free and open to the public. Organized by Columbia GSAPP and the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture.