See It Through Buffalo: How architecture and planning schools shape - and are shaped by - the cities around us

A film screening, panel conversation and reception

Our Program

Join us for a critical conversation that draws lessons from Buffalo on the role of architecture and planning schools in place-based urban regeneration. What are new possibilities for social justice, creative production and sustainability?

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The Film

Our provocation is the documentary See It Through Buffalo. Debuted at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale and produced with First+Main Films, the film reveals the varied urban landscape of Buffalo and the school's work within them over 50 years.

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Our program takes place in the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, a historic landmark designed by Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo (1967). The building recently reopened after a renewal and expansion designed by the global architecture and design firm Gensler.

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Our program is presented in collaboration with Van Alen Institute, an independent nonprofit architectural organization dedicated to improving design in the public realm.