HUMAN RIGHTS AND DESIGNERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES
MAY 5, 2014
In many countries, architects assume that designing to meet the local building code assures that their buildings are safe for the public. But what if a building’s harm is not in the risk of the building falling down, but in the building performing as intended? If designed for the wrong purpose, can a building be a human rights violation, and if so, what should an architect do about it?
Coinciding with the release of CLOG : PRISONS, the J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City and the Masters of Urban Design Program at the Spitzer School of Architecture are hosting a lecture and panel response organized by CLOG that will critically examine the architecture of incarceration.
President of Architects, Designers, Planners for Social Responsibility
Global Justice Director, HOK
Amir Varick Amma
Formerly Incarcerated; Social Activist; Member of the Campaign to End the New Jim Crow and Co-founder of P.A.P.A II
Dr. Divine Pryor
Executive Director of the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions
Director of Graduate Urban Design Program, CCNY
J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City
City College of New York, Spitzer School of Architecture, Room 002
141 Convent Avenue (Corner of 135th and Convent Avenue)
New York, NY 10031