All-Gender: Designing for Equity at the Center for Architecture
6:00 PM18:00

All-Gender: Designing for Equity at the Center for Architecture

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The public restroom has become a symbol of the struggle to end discrimination in public spaces. Even as federal legislation has slowly begun to include public space and restrooms in its anti-discrimination laws, individual states, such as North Carolina and Texas, have since responded with legislation requiring individuals to use toilets based on the sex stated on their birth certificates. As society continues to struggle with this divisive issue, it is has become necessary for design professionals to propose thoughtful plans for public space to be fully gender-inclusive.

Join AIA New York in collaboration with the Society for College and University Planning for a conversation about gender-neutral bathrooms and how the responses to this challenge on college campuses can be used to inform the way all public space is designed. University professionals and local architects will discuss the specific challenges of building gender-neutral restrooms and will offer possible solutions that put an end to social separation in our public spaces.

John Fogarty, Director of Capital Planning, Stony Brook University
Belmont Freeman, Founding Principal, Belmont Freeman Architects
Lauren Johnson, Co-founders, QSPACE
Chris Tanaka, LGBTQ* Coordinator, Office of the Dean of Students, Stony Brook University

Moderator: Jaffer Kolb, Co-founder, New Affiliates


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2:00 PM14:00


Celebrate one year of QSPACE with us in Fire Island.  Pool, open bar, and music-- all at 596 Fire Island Blvd from 2-6pm on Saturday.

Beer sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon.

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L.E.S. Decoded
3:30 PM15:30

L.E.S. Decoded

Hosted by the Van Alen Institute with TIPS (This is Public Space) & The Clemente

From the Van Alen event page: How can we better grasp—and question—the complex building, city, and social codes that shape the neighborhoods around us? That’s the question we sought to answer in a drop-in, self-guided exploration of the Lower East Side as we unraveled the official and unofficial rules of public space, from surface sidewalks and underground voids, to the rules of public restrooms and the limits of loitering.



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