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The Role of Architecture in Social Justice Movements with Architect Michael Murphy and Interlocutor, “60 Minutes” producer, Braden Bergan

March 17, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us for an enthralling program with Michael Murphy, Founding Principal and Executive Director of MASS (Model of Architecture Serving Society) Design Group, with interlocutor Braden Bergan, producer of “60 Minutes”. Murphy will discuss the ways architecture can help improve function and social justice as he explains his nonprofit’s, MASS, belief – “that architecture has a critical role to play in supporting communities to confront history, shape new narratives, collectively heal and project new possibilities for the future.” Bergan will elaborate on MASS’ work in designing hospitals and schools in ways that meet their needs as well as provide dignity and beautiful spaces. Tickets are $10 for CLS Members and $15 for CLS guests.

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About The Speakers:

Michael Murphy is the Founding Principal and Executive Director of MASS Design Group, an architecture and design collective that leverages buildings, as well as the design and construction process, to become catalysts for economic growth, social change, and justice. Since MASS’s beginnings, their portfolio of work has expanded to over a dozen countries and span the areas of healthcare, education, housing, urban development. MASS’s work has been published in over 900 publications and awarded globally. Most recently, MASS has been recognized as the winners of the national Arts and Letters Award for 2017 and the 2017 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. Michael’s 2016 TED talk has reached over a million views, and was awarded the Al Filipov Medal for Peace and Justice in 2017. MASS’s project, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice was named the single greatest work of American architecture in the 21st century. Michael has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, University of Michigan, and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation. Michael is from Poughkeepsie, NY, and holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago.

Braden Bergan is a Charleston native–and proud daughter of our executive director Anne Cleveland. She has more than 20 years of experience in both documentaries and television journalism. In the past decade, she has produced Midsummer in Newtown, a feature documentary, that premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, as well as a number of episodes for The Age of Aerospace documentary series. For the past two years, she has been a member of Lesley Stahl’s team at 60 Minutes, CBS News. A graduate of Yale University, Braden lives in New York City with her husband and two children.


March 17, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm