2022 – 2023 Events

The Center for City Design hosts multiple events throughout the academic calendar. Please check back weekly to see the latest events.

Past Events

Stories of Sugar Hill

MAY 6, 2023
10:00AM – 1:00PM
West Adams, Los Angeles, CA

Join Architecture + Advocacy, Street Poets Inc., Amazing Grace Conservatory, and USC Center for City Design for a day of food, art, and poetry to celebrate the past, present, and future of Sugar Hill. We will begin our neighborhood walk at 10:00am from Paul R. Williams’s designed First AME Church (2270 S Harvard Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018).

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Housing Justice

APRIL 18, 2023
1:00PM – 2:30PM

Erin McElroy (Anti-Eviction Mapping Project) and Cynthia Strathmann (Strategic Actions For A Just Economy) will discuss what it means for housing to be just and share their experiences in resisting unjust evictions and forced displacement in Los Angeles, New York City, and the San Francisco Bay Area. This teach-in will provide an opportunity to learn about institutional structures and extractive mechanisms that have turned housing into a commodity and how we can address housing injustices in our cities.  

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Erasure and Representation of Waste and Contaminated Sites

MARCH 21, 2023
1:00PM – 2:30PM

Trinidad Rico in conversation with Anita Bakshi and Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins will discuss how legacies of waste and contamination are incorporated in everyday life and how narratives of destruction, extraction, and infrastructure shape urban conditions and heritage futures.  

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Border Walk

NOVEMBER 18, 2022
12:00PM – 1:00PM

The second part of this event will be a (virtual) discussion on Friday, November 18, 2022, from 12:00-1:00pm. Please use the Zoom meeting link to join the discussion: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97173746008

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