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Saturday, June 16 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Who "They" Is: Humanizing the Built Environment

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Have you ever wondered who “They” is? We will explore this question in depth sharing sharing how asking this simple question and using this framework led us to building a park and other cool projects. Participants will learn about how we used this method of problem solving and begin brainstorming ways they can apply it to work in their communities.


Alexandria Barnes

Voices In the Built Environment (VIBE)
Alexandria Barnes is a Development Project Associate for The Community Builders, where she is responsible for assisting development project managers throughout the Midwest Region in performing the tasks necessary to successfully bring development projects from inception to completion... Read More →

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper grew up building forts in the forest by his house. He then decided architecture was a worthwhile pursuit, and attained degrees in the subject: Bachelor of Science from the University of Cincinnati and Masters from the University of Michigan. He was a Haile Fellow at Peoples Liberty. His project, Start Small, explores tiny living as a solution to affordable housing. The premise is affordable housing can be for everyone, achieved through investments in quality design from the start. Prior to Start Small, he gained experience at architecture firms at home and abroad before most recently working for GBBN Architects. As a writer, he contributes to UrbanCincy.com. With an interest in more fully engaging community members with redevelopment efforts and not wanting architects and developers to go it alone, he organized two design competitions in Cincinnati: LIVE MAKE, a design competition for an industrial arts center; and Place from Space, a place-making competition that transforms vacant lots into vi, Voices In the Built Environment (VIBE)
Bradley Cooper is a designer working the broad spectrum of architecture. As a 2015 People's Liberty Haile Fellow, his project, Start Small, explored affordable housing through tiny living. That project led to the development of two small homes under construction. While operating Start... Read More →

Madison Schillig

Voices In the Built Environment (VIBE)
Madison Schillig is an Ohio native turned Detroit resident. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with an undergraduate degree in Urban Planning with a focus on Urban Design. Upon graduating she became a Challenge Detroit fellow where she practices her love of community... Read More →

Saturday June 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT