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Domestic Affairs Symposium

February 15, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST

Florence and Leo B. Helzel Boardroom, San Francisco Campus
Free and open to the pubic
More info: Amanda Schwerin, amanda.schwerin@cca.edu

Domestic Affairs is a design-research project undertaken by The Urban Works Agency at CCA that is examining new models of housing, density, and affordability in San Francisco through design.

The first in a series of housing symposia, Domestic Affairs #1 brings together a diverse range of speakers — architects, planners, academics, developers, housing advocates, and entrepreneurs — to investigate the role of design in addressing inequality.

The first panel will examine the Right to the City and the mechanism by which design and form can engage a diverse public. See full schedule below.

Following this, Immanent Urbanism(s) will discuss nonfamilial intentional communities and how they have been adapting the products of existing real estate paradigms to new forms of collectivity.

Domestic Affairs Schedule

Introduction: Domestic Affairs
Helzel Boardroom, 3-3:30 p.m.
– Neeraj Bhatia / CCA, The Open Workshop
– Christopher Roach / CCA, Studio VARA
– Antje Steinmuller / CCA, Studio URBS

Panel 1: The Right to the City 
Helzel Boardroom, 3:30-4:45 p.m.

– Dan Adams / Bridge Housing
– David Baker / David Baker Architects
– Kearstin Dischinger / The SF Planning Department
– Sonja Trauss / SF Bay Area Renters Federation

Panel 2: Immanent Urbanism: Communal Living in a City Not Designed for it
Helzel Boardroom, 5-6:30 p.m.
– Emily Abruzzo / Yale University
– Zac Benfield / Radical Faery House
– Creon Levit / NASA
– Eric Rogers / New Haven Wooster Square Coop
– Jessy Kate Schingler / Embassy Network
– Jay Standish / OpenDoor Development Group

Inequality and Collective Form
Timken Lecture Hall, 7 p.m.
Following Domestic Affairs #1, join CCA for public lectures and a discussion on Inequality and Collective Form that features Pier Vittorio Aureli (Dogma, Yale University, Architectural Association) and Reinhold Martin (Columbia University) — two central figures whose research asks how design can play a larger political and organizational role within discussions of inequality.

  • This event is organized by in conjunction with Immanent Urbanism(s) and supported by California College of the Arts.
  • Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.
  • The 2015-16 Architecture Division Lecture Series is funded by Kimberly and Simon Blattner; Pfau Long Architecture; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Jensen Architects; John Marx / Form 4; Perkins+Will; SmithGroupJJR; Blasen Landscape Architecture; Harley Ellis Devereaux; Jim Jennings Architecture; Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects; Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc.; ARCH Drafting Supply; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; Boor Bridges Architecture; Cary Bernstein Architect; TANNERHECHT Architecture; and Tucker and Marks, Inc. 


February 15, 2016
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
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California College of the Arts SF Campus
1111 8th Street
San Francisco, CA 04107 United States
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(800) 447-1278
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