August 18

Unstately: Bottom-up and Middle-out Practices

Unstately: Bottom-up and Middle-out Practices
“Bethlehem Steel” © John Paget
US Pavilion courtyard
2–6p.m.

Weak market cities such as Buffalo, New York have been forced to devise new ways to address legacy economic, social, and environmental issues. Drawing on experience from living and working in the Great Lakes Region, this workshop will explore three emerging dimensions of citizenship, examining the roles of designers, researchers and activists, and how their practices contribute to ‘place’ through the unstately acts of citizenship involved in bottom-up and middle-out approaches. Raising questions rather than providing answers, the event looks at possibilities for and dimensions of agency applied at different scales with a focus on economic, social and ecological objectives.

Participants

University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.

Panelists

Julia Jamrozik, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture. Camden Miller, PhD Candidate, Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Erkin Özay, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture. Nicholas Rajkovich, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture. Kerry Traynor, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning.

Moderators and Respondents

Gregory Delaney, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture. Dan Hess, Chair and Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Joyce Hwang Associate Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Architecture.