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Knowledge Café: Housing as intervention: Architecture towards social equity

Karen Kubey Headshot with Knowledge Cafe logo

This was School of Cities’ first session of the 2023/2024 Knowledge Café season, featuring featuring Karen Kubey, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto! In her session, Prof. Kubey will discuss the intricacies and nuances of housing architecture and the fostering of social equity.

Karen Kubey is an urbanist specializing in housing design and social justice. She is the editor of Housing as Intervention: Architecture towards Social Equity (Architectural Design, 2018) and served as the first executive director of the Institute for Public Architecture in New York. Holding degrees in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and the Columbia University Graduate School for Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), Kubey began her career as a designer of below-market housing.