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Design and Social Development: Challenges from a Latin American Perspective

6:30 p.m.

How can design improve the living conditions in low-income urban areas? How can the collaboration of those working in design and the social sciences positively affect social development and generate new thinking about urban experience?

The Observatory on Latin America (OLA) is proud to welcome Guillermo German Cabrera, provost of the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism at the University of Buenos Aires (FADU-UBA), Argentina, to The New School. He will offer an overview of the scholarly and community activities underway at his university that aim to better living conditions of low-income urban populations in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area.

With more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students, FADU-UBA is comprised of six divisions covering architecture, graphic design, industrial design, planning and landscape design, textile and fashion design, and image and sound design. It is the leading design institution in Argentina and one of the most recognized in Latin America.


Orozco Room, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street, 7th floor

Free; seating is limited; reservations required by emailing

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