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building communities | Jan 3rd, 2019

“Great Architecture Can Heal.” Welcome Acclaimed Architect Michael Murphy to the Lavin Roster.

The way we make buildings reveals a lot about us says Michael Murphy—the acclaimed, visionary architect behind the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. In revealing talks he explains how architecture can kickstart transformative change, drawing from his work with MASS... Continue Reading →
building communities | Dec 11th, 2018

Public Art Can Transform a City. Jane Golden’s Story Proves It.

Jane Golden turned Philly’s 1984 graffiti crisis into a wealth of opportunity for talented young artists. “What’s our responsibility to young people in this city? To offer them every opportunity and option possible,” she says in her celebrated TEDx talk. In lively, enthusiastic keynotes, she... Continue Reading →
building communities | Sep 12th, 2018

To Build a Better Society, Social Infrastructure like the Library Is Precisely What We Need.

“Libraries don’t just provide free access to books and other cultural materials,” says sociologist, bestselling author, and speaker Eric Klinenberg, whose just-released book, Palaces for the People, excerpted in The New York Times Opinion section this week, makes the compelling case that libraries,... Continue Reading →