Design For Dignity: Day Three
July 28 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am PDTFree – $60
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.
Alice Kimm, FAIA – Principal, John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects and Member, Open Source Homelessness Initiative (OSHI) (moderator)
Amy N. Anderson – Chief Housing Officer, Office of Mayor Garcetti, City of Los Angeles
Kelli Bernard – EVP & National Cities Leader, AECOM & Chair, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Commission
Simon Ha AIA, LEED AP – Partner, Steinberg Hart & Chair, Skid Row Housing Trust
William Huang – Director of Housing, City of Pasadena
Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA – Founding 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?
moderated by Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA – Founding Partner & President, Lehrer Architects LA
moderated by Wade Killefer, FAIA – Partner, KFA Architecture & President-elect, AIA Los Angeles
moderated by Alice Kimm, FAIA – Principal, John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects & Member, Open Source Homelessness Initiative (OSHI)
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