Artistic Activism and the Built Environment with Kisha Patterson will discuss creative ways to make change, expanding on her activism and exploring how to use creativity even when preservation feels like a luxury.
Kisha Patterson is a registered architect, specializing in historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and Design Justice principled architecture. As a visual and installation artist, she explores domestic and urban landscapes to understand places we live and find joy. She asks, “where is home?,” for people living in the margins of rapidly gentrifying cities and is working on a pattern book of housing forms intended to re-imagine Pittsburgh as a utopia for African-American women.
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Don’t forget to visit the Lenses exhibit before it closes! Lenses: Ways of Seeing Buffalo and Its Architecture is open at The Lipsey Architecture Center Buffalo at the Richardson Olmsted Campus. The exhibit takes a reflective, questioning view of famed architecture critic Henry-Russell Hitchcock Jr.’s 1940 exhibit at the Albright Art Gallery. In the 1940s, Hitchcock’s opinion pronounced which parts of Buffalo’s built environment had value, but what did he miss by today’s standards?
Lenses is presented by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (the future Buffalo AKG), The Buffalo History Museum, the Lipsey Architecture Center Buffalo, and Preservation Buffalo Niagara and sponsored by Arc Building Partners, the Charles D. and Mary A. Bauer Foundation, the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature, the Erie County Cultural Board, the John R. Oishei Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Preservation League of New York State.