People and Buildings Presents
“Practices of Encroachment”
A lecture by Teddy Cruz
Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 7:15pm
Guatemalan-born Teddy Cruz is the founding principal of Estudio Teddy Cruz, an architecture studio deftly negotiating the border between San Diego and Tijuana through design since 1993. In response to pressing immigration issues in the urban fabric, Cruz has reconfigured the housing design process as an innovative social network using community-based nonprofit Casa Familiar as a developer. Cruz was awarded the prestigious James Stirling Memorial Lecture on the City in 2004 and the Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome, and is currently Associate Professor in public culture and urbanism at UCSD’s Visual Arts Department.
People and Buildings is a monthly series of talks about design, politics and urban development. The series provides a venue for activists, theorists, writers and researchers to cross-pollinate their ideas and recent work on urban spaces and the people and institutions that inhabit and change them. People and Buildings is organized by the Center for Urban Pedagogy.
The Center for Urban Pedagogy is a nonprofit based in Brooklyn that makes educational projects about places and how they change. Funding for this lecture series has been provided in part by the New York Council on the Humanities.
Wednesday, November 15, 7:15pm
Millennium Film Workshop
66 East 4th Street (between 2nd and Bowery)
Admission is free
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