Join our discussion of Palaces For The People by Eric Klinenberg. Throughout the book, Klinenberg, a sociologist and urban studies scholar, argues that supporting places where diverse groups of people can convene, converse, and connect is vital to forming strong communities. We will discuss Klinenberg’s many case studies (from Brooklyn libraries to Icelandic swimming pools) and share the places where we feel most connected to our neighbors and fellow citizens.
We are pleased to have Karen Kubey moderate our discussion. An urbanist and architectural educator specializing in housing and health, she co-founded the Architecture for Humanity New York chapter (now Open Architecture – New York) and New Housing New York, and was the first executive director of the Institute for Public Architecture. Trained as an architect at the University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University, Karen began her career in affordable housing design.
Open to new and returning participants.
Food and beverages will be provided.
This month’s book is available at a discount from the following independent booksellers (Just say you’re with Van Alen Book Club at check-out):
– Greenlight Bookstore (Fort Greene) – 15% discount
– Community Bookstore (Park Slope) – 20% discount
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