What’s Wrong With Architecture?

October 26, 2022

What is the architect's responsibility in the complex world we live in today? What are architecture's challenges and how can we overcome them? Where is the industry heading and how can we ideate collaborative solutions?

These were some of the questions we have been asking during www/Architecture. The conversation was a discussion with an exciting group of people from diverse backgrounds in the industry. During What's Wrong With Architecture (www/Architecture), an online diagnostic panel discussion and Q&A which will also be recorded as part What's Wrong With: The Podcast

Panelists are:

Stephen Slaughter, Chair of Undergraduate Architecture at Pratt Institute

Stephen Slaughter is the Chair of Undergraduate Architecture at Pratt Institute, NYC, and an accomplished architect, urban designer, and academic. After graduating with a Masters of Architecture from the Ohio State University, and commencing his career in architecture and design in Thom Mayne’s studio; Morphosis, Slaughter has worked in close collaboration with a number of highly respected and influential architects including Gary Bates (Space Lab), Wes Jones (Jones, Partners: Architecture) and George Yu (Design Office/George Yu Architects). PHAT, a four man, multi-disciplinary design collaborative, he co-founded with Nathaniel Belcher, pursues exhibition work and has shown at the Studio Museum in Harlem, ArchiLab in Orleans, France, and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Currently Slaughter is teaching in the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning and pursuing research in Southern Ohio focused on digital fabrication and disaster relief.

Lisa Bate, Architect, Member Board of Directors at Carboncure

Lisa Bate is an Architect and Board Director focused on advancing net zero carbon materials and supply chains to retrofit and build all infrastructure and buildings to have zero carbon impact by 2035. She is Institute of Corporate Directors certified and has worked and lived globally in architecture for 35 years. She is a Net Zero Carbon specialist with both new and retrofitted design and operational certified buildings and infrastructure projects. Lisa is a 360-champion defining gender parity, diversity and inclusion as critical components to achieve global sustainability and resilience goals. Current directorships include CarbonCure; Foundation for Architectural Research (Canada) and FDSL (Bermuda). She has completed Board terms on the World Green Building Council, Past Chair of the Board, 2015-20; Urban Land Institute (ULI), Mainland China, 2012-15; Canada Green Building Council, Past Chair, 2007-13; the National Roundtable for Sustainable Infrastructure (Canada), 2006-09; the Ontario Association of Architects, Past President/Chair, 2004-07 and Pro-Demnity Insurance, Past Board Director, 2004-07.

Mindy Thompson Fullilove, Professor of Urban Policy & Health at the New School, Social Psychiatrist and Author

Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, LFAPA, Hon AIA, is a social psychiatrist and professor of urban policy and health at The New School. Since 1986, she has conducted research on AIDS and other epidemics of poor communities. with a special interest in the relationship between the collapse of communities and decline in health. She has published over 100 scientific papers and eight books. Among her books are the highly-regarded Urban Restoration Trilogy, Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It, Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted-Out Cities and Main Street: How a City’s Heart Connects Us All.

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