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Barbara Epstein
Barbara Epstein
Barbara Epstein is a writer, editor and consultant working with nonprofit, academic and community organizations. Her former roles include program administrator of the Coexistence Program at Brandeis University, senior program associate at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leadership Program, analyst at Abt Associates and clinical social worker and program administrator. She is past president of the Arsenal Center for the Arts and led the organization from development through successful start-up of operations. She is also an artist with a studio in Watertown.
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Academics + Practitioners = Better Cities: ACSA Workshop 3/22

If you’re attending the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting in Detroit March 23-25, make time for the preconference workshop Avenues of Exchange: Professionals, Educators and Communities Building Equitable, Healthy, and Resilient Cities on March 22. A number of Loebs … read more

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Seeking J. Max Bond Center Director–apply by 4/16

The J. Max Bond Architecture Center for a Just City at CCNY Spitzer School of Architecture seeks a new Director, who will be appointed at the rank of professor or associate professor. JMBC was founded in 2011 with the belief that … read more

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Interview with Phil Freelon

The Washington Post has offered a valentine today: a thoughtful interview with Phil Freelon, architect of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. His response to his challenges? Keep on designing. Read “Architect shapes nation’s view of African … read more

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Waking Up the AIA

Next City has joined the call to AIA to walk the walk about gender equity at its upcoming annual conference, noting–as have many others–that the one woman among the keynote speakers is a social psychologist, not an architect. Journalist Kelsey … read more

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Rudy Bruner Award Finalists Announced

The votes are in, and the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence has announced the 5 finalists for its 2017 Gold and Silver medal prizes. Look for the New Orleans Iberville housing project by Redmellon, Neal Morris’s (LF ’10) firm, … read more

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The Legacy of Henry Hampton

On the 30th anniversary of Eyes on the Prize, the documentary film series that illuminated the history of civil rights in America, the achievements of filmmaker Henry Hampton (Loeb ’98) are celebrated in a new book by his collaborator Jon … read more

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By the People: Cooper Hewitt Exhibit through 2/26

Now more than ever, it is good be reminded about initiatives that are making inroads to right inequities and support the improvement of the most marginalized communities around the US. There is still time to see some stellar examples of … read more

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Heralding a Pioneer of Public Interest Landscape Design: exhibit through 4/16

A new travelling exhibit, The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin, now open through April 16 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, is a celebration of the life and work of this influential landscape architect, coinciding with the centennial of … read more

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Anatomy of Gund Hall: an exhibit by David Molander, through 3/19

As part of the sensory media lab workshop, David Molander (LF '17) led 80 students to investigate sections of Gund Hall by photographically mapping according to his specially developed method. From the material they collected, he presents a large scale … read more

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Housing and Policy in an Aging America–Panel discussion 3/6

Loeb Emi Kiyota (founder of Ibasho) will be part of a March 6 panel discussion, Housing and Policy in an Aging America, sponsored by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard GSD.  She’ll be joined by Ann Forsyth (professor … read more

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