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Alison Killing, “(Re)-Constructing the City: Integrating Urban Design into Humanitarian Response”

April 13, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Alison Killing , lsu architecture lecture

Alison Killing, TED Fellow, TEDGlobal South, October 5-10, 2014, Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Ryan Lash/TED.

In the LSU School of Architecture lecture sponsored by Coleman Partners Architects on Monday, April 13, 2015, at 5 p.m. in the Design Building Auditorium (room 103), Alison Killing, an architect and urban designer based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will discuss “(Re)-Constructing the City: Integrating Urban Design into Humanitarian Response.”

Disasters are increasingly occurring in urban areas and yet humanitarian agencies lack the skills to work in cities, a legacy of their largely rural experience. Urban design seems to have relevant tools to help with the reconstruction of post-disaster urban areas and yet a series of conflicts in the way that designers and humanitarians approach their work and think about the city make it incredibly difficult for them to work together.

As the founder of Killing Architects, Killing’s work is a mixture of design and research. She uses exhibitions, film, journalism, and events to engage people with how their buildings and cities work and how they might be different in the future.


Sponsored by Coleman Partners Architects

Architects who attend the lecture qualify for one hour of continuing education credit, thanks to the support of the Baton Rouge Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (


LSU College of Art & Design Auditorium
LSU Design Building, Room 103
Baton Rouge, LA 70803 United States
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