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Lecture Series Fall 2019

Eric Corey Freed
Towards an Organic Architecture
August 13

Peggy Deamer
The Way We Work

September 18

Alejandra Lopez
Transitional Housing for the 57%
October 16

Nigel Jacob
New Urban Mechanics...A Different Way To Do Civic Innovation
October 23

Craig Scott, Childs Memorial Lecturer
Three Avenues
November 14


Fall 2019 WBYA? (Who Builds Your Architecture?)

  • 09/16/2019  to 11/17/2019

  • Cascieri Hall

    Boston Architectural College

    320 Newbury Street, Boston


  • Free and open to the public

  • Design Community, Lectures, Special Events

WBYA? (Who Builds Your Architecture?)

WBYA? is a coalition of architects, activists, scholars, and educators that tackles the pressing question: who builds your architecture? to examine the links between labor, architecture and the global networks that form around building buildings. As major architectural projects unfold in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and around the globe, and as architects from the US increasingly work abroad, we explore the ethical, social and political questions that emerge under these relatively new circumstances. From workers' rights to construction practices to design processes to new technologies WBYA? investigates the role of architecture and architects: what it is and what it could be. [SOURCE:]

"The exhibit Who Builds Your Architecture? features a complex social, technical, and geo-political network that makes visible how buildings are constructed globally. As we educate our students to practice design globally, it is crucial for each of us to actively consider our contribution and our ethical responsibility in this social web. This exhibit advocates for fair labor practices at all construction sites. I think that this exhibit is particularly important in this time of renewed focus on active citizenship at the BAC and beyond." - Karen Nelson, BAC Dean of the School of Architecture and exhibit curator