CIVIC IMPACT IN PRACTICE: On November 1, the 2018 AIANY Civic Leadership Program held its second public event showcasing results from their Civic Engagement Survey at @centerforarch. The Civic Engagement Survey was issued earlier this year to gage civic engagement, equity, and political advocacy practices currently exercised by AIA New York-affiliated principals across New York City. Civic Leaders @ashchi15 @nadiaaaahh Michael Haggerty, Assoc. AIA, AICP; Wells Megalli, Assoc. AIA; and @0funne opened the program with a presentation of the compiled data and what the results could mean. Speakers:
Chris Rice, Senior Urban Planner, WXY
Wes Walker, Design Principal, Studio Gang
Priyanka Shah, NY Chapter Steward, The Architecture Lobby
Molly Heintz, Editor in Chief, Oculus magazine There will be an article feature in an upcoming Oculus issue, but until then you can read about it here!: https://www.aiany.org/news/2018-civic-leadership-program-civic-impact-in-practice/
Meet the talented architect Selma Maaroufi who will be joining the #AfricanCrossroads2018 event as a participant!
Selma Maaroufi is an architect and co-founder of NoRA (Network of Research & Architecture) @nora.office, a design practice that focuses on emerging territories. Ongoing projects include Capital Centres in Rural Africa, a research that looks at the necessity of transforming the large African hinterland into a viable economic, social, and spatial alternative to unsustainable urbanisation; and Play City, a design and build initiative that aims at multiplying programmed and inclusive open spaces in the city of Rabat. Selma holds a Master of Architecture from ENSAB, the School of Architecture of Brittany in Rennes, France. Her professional experience spans 15 years and was gained in international offices such as RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes in Olot, Spain and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and later in Doha, Qatar.