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Barbara Epstein
Barbara Epstein
Barbara Epstein is a writer, editor and consultant working with nonprofit, academic and community organizations. Her former roles include program administrator of the Coexistence Program at Brandeis University, senior program associate at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leadership Program, analyst at Abt Associates and clinical social worker and program administrator. She is past president of the Arsenal Center for the Arts and led the organization from development through successful start-up of operations. She is also an artist with a studio in Watertown.
Posts by Barbara Epstein

Memorials for the Future Winner Announced

The opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture is not the only monumental event on the current DC landscape. The National Capital Planning Commission–headed by Marcel Acosta (LF ’01)–and the Van Alen Institute have announced the … read more

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Grand Opening: National Museum of African American History and Culture

The buzz in DC last weekend was all about the opening of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, designed by Phil Freelon (LF ‘90, lead architect) and David Adjaye (lead designer).

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Designing Affordability Heads to Sydney

Designing Affordability, an exhibition on affordable housing curated by Marc Norman (LF ‘14), will debut in Sydney Australia and run from October 6 through November 18, 2016.  The exhibition, which first ran at New York City’s Center for Architecture, presents … read more

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Meet the 2016-17 Loeb Fellows: Alessandro Petti

From his experience living and working among refugees, Alessandro Petti discusses the “architecture of exile,” and cites some surprising truths about life in the camps.

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Meet the 2016-17 Loeb Fellows: Emi Kiyota

Emi Kiyota reminds us that elders are resources and assets, and that the one thing we all have in common is getting old.

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Elders Supporting Community

Greta Byrum is getting to know her Loeb cohort, and already she’s discovered that Emi Kiyota is way out ahead of FEMA in generating resilience strategies to support social infrastructure that meets the needs of communities and of vulnerable residents … read more

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Meet the 2016-17 Loeb Fellows: Emmanuel Pratt

Emmanuel Pratt turns to the garden as means and model to implement regenerative placemaking, combat social blight, and redress historical inequities. His emphasis is on "generative."

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2017 Rudy Bruner Award Accepting Applications

Submissions are now being accepted for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, celebrating urban places that are distinguished by quality design and their social and economic contributions to our nation’s cities. Winners offer creative placemaking solutions that transcend the boundaries between architecture, urban … read more

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Meet the 2016-17 Loeb Fellows: Pallavi Mande

Pallavi Mande was raised in a culture that is intertwined with water, and she's come full circle to advocate for protecting our water resources.

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Meet the 2016-17 Loeb Fellows: Karen Abrams

Karen Abrams is looking to dismantle racism by demystifying planning and land use policy and activating youth to take ownership of their communities. And by introducing people to their neighbors.

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