The School of Architecture Lecture Series, in collaboration with Art Papers, is pleased to present "Total Reset", a lecture by Karen Kubey, Executive Director of the Institute for Public Architecture in New York. Through its programs, the Institute for Public Architecture asks, How can architecture better serve the public? Kubey will present research and design proposals responding to New York Mayor de Blasio's "total reset" for public and below-market housing. Kubey will also discuss the exhibition Low Rise High Density, examining a selection of the most ambitious housing schemes of the last 50 years, which attempt to combine the benefits of urban and suburban living.
As executive director of the IPA, Karen Kubey pursues the organization¹s mission, to promote socially engaged architecture, through urban research projects and a residency program for design practitioners. Kubey is a New York-based architectural designer and educator, specializing in housing design and research. Trained as an architect at the University of California, Berkeley, and Columbia University, she began her career working in affordable housing design. Kubey co-founded both the Architecture for Humanity New York chapter and New Housing New York, the city¹s first design competition for sustainable and affordable housing. She is a recipient of the Independent Projects Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts and was the 2012 Wilder Green Fellow at The MacDowell Colony.