Ethics of Architecture: The Social and Political Implications of the Built Environment

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Ethics of Architecture: The Social and Political Implications of the Built Environment with Alan Ricks, Co-founder and COO, MASS Design Group; Don Weinreich, Managing Partner, Ennead Architects; Jane Greenwood, Principal, Kostow Greenwood Architects and moderated by Susan Szenasy, Director of Design Innovation, Metropolis Magazine.

Can there be an architectural product infused with ethics? Do architects, by nature, have a responsibility to help right the inequalities of the world?

This group of architects answer “Yes,” as they examine their imperative roles in the conception of public spaces and memorials, as well as equality and diverse representation in the workplace. Their firms are behind some of the most ambitious projects in the nation such as the Cholera Treatment Center in Port au Prince, Haiti, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR)’s “Rethinking Refugee Communities” program providing humanitarian assistance to the 35.8 million refugees around the world.