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Critical Happy Hour is a series of events that examines how design thinking and critical discourse can create change.

This event is a working dialogue with f-architecture collaborative, QSPACE, and AIA New York to inform participants about practices in design advocacy.

The exchange will address how designers can affect change as members of, or in association with, the AIA. We will review several active AIA advocacy projects at the federal, state, and local level, such as the National Design Services Act (loan forgiveness for recent design school graduates), the 80×50 task force (working with the city to reduce carbon emissions and to influence policy for greener buildings,) and the role of design in the city’s new initiative to build 90 homeless shelters. We will also debate the political and professional relevance of licensure.

Co-Organized by: QSPACE, f-architecture collaborative, AIANY Women in Architecture Committee, AIANY Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Monday, 4/17
6pm to 8pm
Center for Architecture
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