MicroPolis Homes: Lessons Learned about Housing During the Pandemic Conferecne Video

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What can we learn from the Covid-19 pandemic about the housing crisis, urban resilience, and the importance of community?

“If we learned anything during this pandemic it is that humanity is deeply intertwined. We thrive together and we fall ill together. The pandemic has also exposed the inequities in our society. It is unacceptable that the communities that kept our city working – frontline and essential workers – also suffer the most and received the least support.”

I wanted to share my 15-minute video in which I discuss this issue and propose creating affordable micro-homes in the vacant floors of Manhattan luxury condominiums.

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Esther Sperber is an architect, founder of Studio ST Architects. She also writes and lectures about architecture and psychoanalysis.  Her work has been published in The New York TimesThe Huffington PostLilith, the Jewish Week, as well as many academic journals.

The Plagues Projects: a collaboration between BINA: The Jewish Movement for Social Change, Judaism Unbound, 929 English, The Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, and jewishLIVE.

Design: Audrey Chan, Esther Sperber, Kellen Thayer

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