MASS Provisional Infrastructure
- Friday, October 12, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
- Cheever Hall, 215 - view map
MASS Design Group is a non-profit architecture firm based in Boston, Massachusetts, Poughkeepsie, New York, and Kigali, Rwanda. At MASS we believe that architecture is never neutral, and our mission is to research, build, and advocate for architecture that promotes justice and human dignity.
Food is primal and political and cultural. Food is inextricably linked to housing, to education, to health, to environmental change, to local economies, to global industry, and to racial and social injustice, and today we operate within a food system that is designed to exclude and oppress. Food access is spatial and temporal, and agricultural production colonizes vast swaths of our landscape.
We will discuss the history of MASS' work, and the conceptual framework for Caitlin's focus on food system design as a form of radical hope. Through that lens she will present some of the ongoing food and farming projects on the boards at MASS including the Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch in Kansas, a new national network for school kitchen design, a community-run food hall as catalyst for urban redevelopment in Poughkeepsie, New York, and an industrial scale grain mill in Senegal.
- Anne Barnaby
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