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College of Design Presents

Architecture as Catalyst | Emily Hunt Turner

3/8/17, 11:30 AM

About this event

With the theme of difference, Architecture as Catalyst 2017 invites new fictions of space, material, sensation, culture and reality by way of reflecting upon agile points/spheres of relative comparison while observing those differences which make a difference. We hope you can join us!

Cultural divides and social disparities are plaguing our shared landscape in an unprecedented fashion.  Now, more than ever, we are in need of innovative action and grassroots solutions to the challenges that threaten our collective well being.   In discussing contemporary housing discrimination and the widespread exclusion of those with criminal records, this lecture will explore the role of architecture in not only responding to but also resolving our country’s most systemic underpinnings.

Emily Hunt Turner is a civil rights attorney with a background in architecture, law and public policy.  In 2016, Emily founded All Square, a nonprofit gourmet grilled cheese restaurant in Minneapolis that aims to both hire and empower individuals with criminal records.  The restaurant is slated to open in August of 2017.

Prior to All Square, Emily spent five years as an attorney for the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) working on issues of prisoner reentry, fair housing, and housing segregation.  She graduated from Syracuse University’s School of Architecture with outstanding thesis honors in 2007 and went on to receive a Masters of Public Policy from Georgia State in 2009 and her Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans in 2012.

Register here: z.umn.edu/catalyst2017
Event Location
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  • 89 Church St SE
  • Minneapolis MN
  • USA