Design Talk with the CNY American Institute of Architects
Seeking Agency in the City
October 10, 6:00pm
FREE with Museum Admission
It is well understood that the 21st century will be an urban era. With this transformation, the contemporary city also faces seemingly insurmountable challenges in the coming years: environmental, social, political and economic. By examining historic case studies of urban transformations, as well as work from his own practice, Jeffrey Kruth suggests that the architect and urbanist's disciplinary toolkit is both well-suited to investigate these contemporary challenges, while also pointing out the broader disciplinary frameworks that might further foster agency in the city.
Bio: Jeffrey Kruth is an Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at Miami University. His work examines the disciplinary capacities of architecture’s engagement with the city. By working closely with communities, his work critically engages the social and spatial realities of place.