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2018 AIA Baltimore and BAF Spring Lecture Series: Empowerment

April 26, 2018

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MICA Brown Center
1301 West Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
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This year’s Spring Lecture Series theme is Empowerment, Access, Co-Creation, Ethics. At the core of many of our social challenges is an asymmetrical power dynamic. This series explores the role of power in design and what it looks like for designers to facilitate its redistribution. 26 April 2018: Empowerment Speaker: James Mitchell, Orkidstudio. Nairobi, Kenya. Orkidstudio focuses on the process of construction to affect social change and empower people through the sharing of skills and knowledge on site. The firm’s mission is to create high quality and affordable buildings that significantly impact health and promote education and equality. Orkidstudio works collectively with the local community, hiring workers living closest to sites, investing in workforce development, and building with local materials from local suppliers. Reception sponsored by Gutierrez Studios Schedule 15 March 2018: Ethics Dr. Thomas Seager, Arizona State University, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. Tempe, Arizona. 29 March 2018: Access Krista Knightengale, Better Block Foundation. Dallas, Texas. Sponsored by MICA Architectural Design 19 April 2018: Co-Creation Jae Shin & Damon Rich, Hector Design. Newark, New Jersey. Sponsored by Maryland ASLA 26 April 2018: Empowerment James Mitchell, Orkidstudio. Nairobi, Kenya. Reception sponsored by Gutierrez Studios

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