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THRIVE Speaker Series: The Human Impact of Architecture
Start Date: 5/25/2017Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Date: 5/25/2017End Time: 8:00 PM

Event Description:
We invite you to join us for a conversation with Alan Ricks, co-founder of MASS Design Group. 

MASS began in 2008 during the design and building of the Butaro District Hospital in Rwanda; a project with Partners In Health and the Rwandan Ministry of Health. Since then, MASS has expanded to work in over a dozen countries in Africa and the Americas. MASS’s work spans the design of buildings, research, policy, education, and strategic planning.

Architecture is not neutral; it either helps or hurts. Architecture is a mechanism that projects its values far beyond a building’s walls and into the lives of communities and people. To acknowledge that architecture has this kind of agency and power is to acknowledge that buildings, and the industry that erects them, are as accountable for social injustices as they are critical levers to improve the communities they serve.

The stakes are too high, and the accountability too low, not to insist that architects do something to address these challenges. This is why MASS Design Group was started.

In a conversation with THRIVE, Alan will share stories of success, setbacks and lessons learned.

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Location Information:
Babson Boston Campus  (View Map)
100 High Street
Boston, MA 02110
URL:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thrive-series-the-human-impact-of-architecture-tickets-34058353452

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