The Future of Public Housing

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The Future of Public Housing

Roundtable Discussion, National Public Housing Museum

November 6, 2015

Jade Addams Hull-House Museum & Chicago Architecture Biennial

"The Future of Public Housing" Roundtable convened practitioners and public housing residents to discuss the future of housing as an infrastructure which demands greater allocation of public resources.  The conversation built upon the objectives of the National Public Housing Museum’s US premiere presentation of House Housing: An Untimely History of Architecture and Real Estate.  


The House Housing research project encourages historically informed public conversation—such as this roundtable—about the intersection of architecture and real estate development.  Strategies and actions on the table engaged current public housing residents, scholars, policymakers and practitioners while galvanizing and educating allies in the general public.


Panelists included:
Jennifer Scott, Director Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
Todd Palmer, Associate Director and Curator, National Public Housing Museum
Teresa Cordova, Director, Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago
Rasmia Kirmani Frye, Director of Public/Private Partnerships, New York City Housing Authority
Jacob Moore, Co-curator of House Housing, Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Columbia University.


Moderated by Nadine Maleh, Executive Director, Institute of Public Architecture.


Video Contents:

0:00:00 Welcome: Jennifer Scott, Director Jane Addams Hull-House Museum 

0:12:09 Introduction: Todd Palmer, Associate Director & Curator National Public Housing Museum

0:18:25 Presentation: Jacob Moore, Assistant Director & Curator Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture

0:30:32 Presentation: Teresa Cordova, Director, University of Illinois at Chicago Great Cities Institute

0:44:42 Keynote Introduction: Nadine Maleh, Director Institute for Public Architecture

0:48:22 Keynote: Rasmia Kirmani-Frye, Director NYCHA Public-Private Partnerships

1:15:00 Roundtable Discussion

Discussion includes insights from the opening presenters and Paul Fischer (Emerita, Lake Forest College, politics), Cassie Fennell (Columbia University, anthropology), Janet Smith (UIC Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement), Doug Balder (All Stars Project NYC), Ethan Michael (author/journalist), Annie Stubenfield (photographer/resident activist, NPHM Board), Sunny Fischer (Board Chair, NPHM Board), Alison Fisher (Art Institute of Chicago), Rich Sciortino (Brinshore Development), Andres Hernandez (artist/architect), Pete Landon (Biennial presenting architect), Jonathan Mekinda (UIC), Michelangelo Sabatino (IIT), Jacques Sandberg (Related Midwest), Breann Gala (Metropolitan Planning Council), Micere Keels (University of Chicago, comparative human development), Salvador Munoz ( Latino United Community Housing Association), Ingrid Haftel (Center for Urban Pedagogy)


Video documentation courtesy of Scrappers Film Group



Co-sponsored by the National Public Housing Museum, the Institute for Public Architecture, the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois-at Chicago, the Jane Addams Hull-house Museum, the Chicago Architecture Biennial, and the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University in the City of New York


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