CAU Lecture Series
Lectures are free and open to the public. Except as noted, lectures are at 6:00 pm in Room 7-429 (renumbered from 7-431), located at 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.
Constructed by powerful global corporations and speculative developers, offices were the last of the center city land uses to emerge in the suburbs after housing, manufacturing, and retail commerce.
The talk would look at the migration of people from expensive crowded and dense places to ones that are less so. It would look at the differences between regions and within them in terms of middle class jobs, income gaps by class and race. It would deal with how we need to confront class and inequality as a major issue for cities and regions.
This lecture will be based on an ongoing design research titled Living/Working, which proposes to re-focus on housing as the key element for a large-scale transformation of the city. At the basis of this thesis lies the ambition to rethink the idea of housing as an apparatus where form, economy, and dwelling converge.