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EXHIBITION

VILLAGES OF WEST AFRICA

2.27.20 - 4.20.20

Experience the tantalizing photography of Steven and Cathi House of House + House Architects whose diverse body of work reveal the remarkable beauty of the people, land, villages, textiles, and vernacular architecture across seven countries of West Africa, situated between the Sahara Desert and Atlantic Ocean.

SCREENING/DISCUSSION

5 bLOCKS

THURSDAY, 3.26.20

San Francisco’s Market Street was once the grandest boulevard in America. No stranger to civic celebrations since the 1900s and just minutes from City Hall, the area fell into decline and became home to the city’s poorest population. Directed by Dan Goldes and Robert Cortlandt, "5 Blocks" explores the complex questions of income disparity, changing demographics, and the very nature of place. 

(WORK-IN-PROGRESS) PREVIEW SCREENING/DISCUSSION

SKIN OF GLASS

THURSDAY, 4.2.20

Roger Zmekhol was just 30 years old when he imagined the “Pele de Vidro” building in 1960s Brazil. Constructed amidst a new dictatorship,  Zmerkhol's masterpiece eventually fell into disarray and became Sao Paulo's tallest highrise favela (slum) . Follow the journey of filmmaker Denise Zmekhol who unearths an incredible narrative about her father's legacy that was impacted by the country's harsh inequality .

design for aging symposium

THURSDAY, 4.23.20

With California's 65+ population projected to grow almost 90% by 2030, this symposium comes at an important time for the design built industry. AIASF and the Center partner with the Buck Institute for Research on Aging to explore a wide range of issues including universal design recommendations to create more age-friendly cities. Registration now open!
Image courtesy of Buck Institute / Darci Kane

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