Bay Area Think-In

On January 13th, 2017,  The Architecture Lobby is hosting a Think-In at Gensler Oakland.  The event will take place from 5-9pm.  A Think-In is a forum for working through difficult and contested ideas in architectural practice.  We are inviting an array of contributors to weigh in: activists, practitioners, leaders of professional organizations, and academics.  The Think-In is free and open to the public, and all interested students, academics, or practitioners are strongly encouraged to join the discussion. Food and drink will also be served.  Visit our Facebook page for more information.

Think-In Discussions and Panelists:

  1. Labor, Fees and Wages in the Contemporary Economy
    Panelists: Maria Danielides; Peggy Deamer, Yale University and The Architecture Lobby; Jason Geller, Fisher & Phillips, LLP
  2. The Pros and Cons of Contemporary Professionalization
    Panelists: Doris Guerrero, Gensler; Janette Kim, ARPA Journal
  3. Architectural Institutions
    Panelists: Margaret Crawford, UC Berkeley; Rosa Sheng, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Equity by Design
  4. Media and the Public Perception of Architecture
    Panelists: Eva Hagberg Fisher, UC Berkeley; Nancy Levinson, Places Journal

All discussions are moderated by Nancy Alexander.

We hope you will join us!

UPDATE 01/17/2016: Thank you everyone for attending. We had a really fantastic turnout and the discussions were great.  We will try to have the audio recordings from the event uploaded soon-ish for those that are interested in reliving the experience. See below for some photos from the event.  Thanks again to Gensler Oakland for hosting!


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