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Housing Justice as Climate Justice

April 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

“Housing Justice as Climate Justice,” a panel discussion addressing problems of equity of access and agency in approaches to ecologically and culturally appropriate affordable housing. The event is a student-led effort to bring together practitioners in affordable housing, architectural design/build, public interest design, natural building, climate action, and housing-related public policy, looking to establish a cross-sector dialogue focused on sharing successful tools and approaches at the local level.

Panelists include Emily Niehaus (founder of Community Rebuilds and mayor of Moab, UT), Tamarah Begay (director and founder of IDS + A, Indigenous Design Studio + Architecture), Todd Ferry (Research Associate and Faculty Fellow at the Center for Public Interest Design at Portland State University), and Joseph Kunkel (executive director of Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative). The discussion will be moderated by DesignBuildBLUFF Director and University of Utah professor Jose Galarza. This event is organized by four DesignBuildBLUFF students/alumni, and is generously funded by the School of Architecture, U of U Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund, and the American Institute of Architects Utah Chapter.

Brief presentations from each panelist will begin at 5pm in the Utah Museum of Fine Arts auditorium preceding the moderated discussion. An audience Q & A will follow, then join us afterward for food and conversation in the UMFA cafe.
FREE PARKING will be provided as indicated on the event website.


April 6, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Utah Museum of Fine Arts