The program will consist of presentations and conversation centering around access -- the role that buildings and constructed spaces play in defining, providing or denying access to potential and existing users or inhabitants.

Katherine Darnstadt is principal of Latent Design, whose projects focus on social, economic and environmental impact beyond the building. Katherine brings innovative design to those in resource and budget limited environments through a holistic, creative approach to design driven by community needs that leverages other partners and assets to address project challenges.

Caleb Hammons is a cultural producer and curator of performance in distinct and interesting settings.  As Associate Producer at Bard College’s Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, he facilitates Live Arts Bard, a professional commissioning, residency, and presenting initiative focusing on contemporary practices in the performing arts, and as Co-Curator of the acclaimed Brooklyn-based ambulatory performance series Catch and the CUNY/Martin E. Segal Theater Center’s PRELUDE Festival in 2012 and 2013.

Michael Rogers, AIA, is the Vice President of the National Public Housing Museum, past president of AIA-Illinois, current member of the Maywood City Council, and a former resident of Robert Taylor Homes.

Moderated by Barbara Koenen of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.