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Design For Dignity: Day Three

July 28 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am PDT

Free – $60

AIA|LA presents…
The 5th annual “Design For Dignity” Conference

“Homelessness in LA: Understand it Today, Change it Tomorrow”- Part Three

moderated by Alice Kimm, FAIA – Principal, John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects and Member, Open Source Homelessness Initiative (OSHI)

Time, in addition to cost, is critical to support those experiencing homelessness in LA. How can we quantify and learn from current or completed projects in order to innovate faster and less costly solutions? We’ll discuss this with our panelists, and then join the other moderators to review lessons learned from this 3-day 5th annual Design for Dignity conference.

Speakers:

Alice Kimm, FAIA – Principal, John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects and Member, Open Source Homelessness Initiative (OSHI) (moderator)
Amy N. AndersonChief Housing Officer, Office of Mayor Garcetti, City of Los Angeles
Kelli BernardEVP & National Cities Leader, AECOM & Chair, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Commission
Simon Ha AIA, LEED APPartner, Steinberg Hart & Chair, Skid Row Housing Trust
William HuangDirector of Housing, City of Pasadena
Michael B. Lehrer, FAIAFounding Partner & President, Lehrer Architects LA
Wade Killefer, FAIA – Partner, KFA Architecture & President-elect, AIA Los Angeles

Prospective Discussion Topics:

+ Name two key ways in which the pandemic has changed the landscape of homelessness in Los Angeles.
+ When someone asks you to explain homelessness in LA and you’re too busy to talk for 10 hours, where do you send that person to get some answers? (Answer: dead silence.)
+ If you were given unlimited funding and a deadline of two years to tackle homelessness in LA today, what is the FIRST thing you would do?
+ Make one prediction about what the state of homelessness in Los Angeles will be in two years, given our current trajectory.
+ What is ONE thing you would ask of architects with respect to the design of housing, and why? (Examples: Focus on modular construction. Figure out micro-units. Design tiny homes but stack ‘em. Get a task force together and design 100,000 units for LA in four weeks; utilize any public sites you believe should be made available and any resources within reach.)
+ On a different note: What do you consider to be the role of the arts (of any kind) in helping those experiencing homelessness; do you see it an important ingredient of any major solution(s) to what we face (it’s okay to say no, it’s simply not a factor)?
+ How will COVID-19 change the face of affordable, low-income housing as we continue to try to move into an increasingly dense sustainable urban future?

July 23 (Part One) – “Catharsis from Crisis to Transformation: Shifting Ground”

moderated by Michael B. Lehrer, FAIAFounding Partner & President, Lehrer Architects LA

July 24 (Part Two) – “New Types of Housing Solutions”

moderated by Wade Killefer, FAIA – Partner, KFA Architecture & President-elect, AIA Los Angeles

July 28 (Part Three) – “Homelessness in LA: Understand it Today, Change it Tomorrow”

moderated by Alice Kimm, FAIA – Principal, John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects & Member, Open Source Homelessness Initiative (OSHI)

Please support AIA|LA by sponsoring “Design for Dignity” =  SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE

Details

Date:
July 28
Time:
8:00 am - 10:30 am
Cost:
Free – $60
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Organizer

AIA Los Angeles
Website:
www.aialosangeles.org

Venue

A virtual ZOOM meeting

Tickets

49 available
Design For Dignity - Day Three Only - Student TicketFree
149 available
D4D 2020 - Change It - Day 3 - AIALA Member Ticket$40.00
149 available
D4D 2020 - Change It - Day 3 - Non-Member Ticket$60.00