Wines to Participate in Transient Spaces Panel Discussion

Adjunct Associate Professor Suzan Wines is participating in a panel discussion about her recent book, Transient Spaces, with co-editor Loukia Tsafoulia and MoMA Associate Curator of Architecture and Design Sean Anderson. This event will take place at the DEC Forum at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

The panel will examine transience as a force of opportunity and resilience in the design of cities and present innovative proposals to address mass migration at an urban scale. How do global cities of today cope with populations in continuous flux? What can cities do to leverage the human capital, intellectual potential and entrepreneurial capacity of migrants in order to revitalize local economies and repair civic, cultural and physical infrastructure?

Transient Spaces (eds. Loukia Tsafoulia, Suzan Wines, and Samantha Ong) is published by the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York. The project grew out of Advanced Studios taught by Loukia Tsafoulia and Suzan Wines during 2017, and has evolved into a curated collection of essays and projects about the impact that mass migration is having on cities around the world with contributions from such notable thinkers as Michael Sorkin and Saskia Sassen.

Mass migration is one of the most important urban issues of the 21st century. Continuous flows of people leaving and arriving challenge architects and planners, governments and policy makers to create infrastructural systems and spatial fabric of unparalleled resilience and elasticity.