Join us for a critical conversation that draws lessons from Buffalo on the role of architecture and planning schools in place-based urban regeneration. What are new possibilities for social justice, creative production and sustainability?
Our provocation is the documentary See It Through Buffalo. Debuted at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale and produced with First+Main Films, the film reveals the varied urban landsacpes of Buffalo and the school's work within them over 50 years.
Cathleen McGuigan is editor-in-chief of Architectural Record. A former architecture critic and arts editor of Newsweek, McGuigan has taught at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and has been a Poynter Fellow at Yale.
Deborah Berke is an architect, educator, and the dean of the Yale School of Architecture, where she has served as a professor since 1987. She is the founder of the New York-based architecture firm Deborah Berke Partners, where she continues to set creative direction for the practice.
Diane E. Davis is the Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Development and Urbanism and chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard GSD. Her research considers relations between urbanization and national development.
Robert Shibley is dean of UB's School of Architecture and Planning and a professor of architecture and urban planning. Dedicated to design and placemaking in service to the public, Shibley has led planning efforts for Buffalo that have spurred critical new investment in the city.
Our program takes place in the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, a historic landmark designed by Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo (1967). The building recently reopened after a renewal and expansion designed by the global architecture and design firm Gensler.