Domestic Affairs #7: Housing as Intervention

Symposium and Book Launch of AD: Housing as Intervention, edited by Karen Kubey

In the face of persistent social inequities worldwide, how can architects make a meaningful contribution? Housing’s primary position in our lives, economies and the built environment makes it a natural site of intervention in the complex fight against systemic injustices. Bringing together housing experts from New York, Kigali, and the Bay Area, this program examines how housing projects, and the design processes behind them, can be interventions towards greater social equity. The event also marks the launch of a volume of Architectural Design (AD) of the same title, edited by Karen Kubey.


Fatou Dieye, Regional Project Coordinator, Skat Consulting

Karen Kubey, Guest-Editor, Housing as Intervention: Architecture towards Social Equity, Architectural Design (AD)/Wiley; Visiting Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

Michael Pyatok, Principal, PYATOK architecture + urban design

Antje Steinmuller, Associate Professor, California College of the Arts; Associate Director, Urban Works Agency


Charise Fong, Chief Operating Officer, East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation