Karen Kubey Presents Lecture on Collaborative Approaches, New Forms of Housing, and a New Kind of Architect

Karen Kubey of Pratt Institute and Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation is presenting a lecture titled “Collaborative Approaches, New Forms of Housing, and a New Kind of Architect” as part of the Gibbs Spring 2022 Goff Lecture Series. Karen is among the 2021-2022 Bruce Goff Chairs of Creative Architecture at the University of Oklahoma.

The lecture will take place April 8th at 2:00p.m. in Gould Hall Rm. 155. Karen Kubey’s work centers questions, people, and places that the discipline of architecture has too often marginalized. Drawing on her creative practice and stories from her book Housing as Intervention: Architecture towards Social Equity, she will explore ways to bring unlikely partners together to design and achieve ambitious shared outcomes.

Karen Kubey is an urbanist specializing in housing and health. 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. Kubey co-founded the New York chapter of Architecture for Humanity (now Open Architecture/New York) and co-founded and led the New Housing New York design competition. 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. She has received support from the New York State Council on the Arts and MacDowell. Currently a Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia GSAPP, she was a 2019-20 Faculty Fellow in Design for Spatial Justice at the University of Oregon.

To learn more about Karen’s lecture and the rest of the Spring 2022 Goff Lecture series, click here. Contact Francesco Cianfarani [francesco.cianfarani@ou.edu] with any questions.