See It Through Buffalo: How architecture and planning schools shape - and are shaped by - the cities around us

A film screening, panel conversation and reception

Our Program

church in buffalo.

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?

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The Film

film still of immigrant businesses on Buffalo's west side.

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.

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Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice - Garden Atrium. Photo by S8.

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.

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Our program is presented in collaboration with Van Alen Institute, an independent nonprofit architectural organization dedicated to improving design in the public realm.