SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18, 2017 : NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NewSchool) is excited to team up with the Women In Architecture Palomar Chapter (WIA|P) and the Women In Architecture San Diego Chapter (WIA|SD) to host the two-part WIA|P 2017 Summer Film Fest. Part 1 of the free festival is open to the public and will be held this Saturday, August 19 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. on the NewSchool campus, located at 1249 F Street in downtown San Diego.
Women in Architecture have chosen the topic of "Healthy Urbanism" for this two part series. The WIA|P Summer Film Fest and WIA TALKs discussion will explore what makes a "healthy" urban environment with the intent of contributing to San Diego's citywide discussion around the State directive for San Diego, "Building for the Next 1 Million."

Part I of the film festival kicks off with a pre-film reception. Attendees will then view two films, "The Human Scale" and "Urbanized," which both showcase actual examples from cities around the world and their successes and failures in designing "healthy" urban environments. The evening will also feature a discussion, moderated by NewSchool's professor of architecture, Mike Stepner. The event will conclude with a post-film social with light refreshments.

On October 21, Part II of the film festival, WIA|P 2017 WIA TALKS, will take place as part of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) San Diego and Palomar Chapters' annual ArchtoberFest. ArchtoberFest presents a series of lectures, films, tours and other activities, aimed to increase awareness of the profession of architecture and design, as well as, the value of the professional(s) who work to create well designed and built environments on behalf of their clients.

(Posted on 19 August 2017, 1695636083 34O204O181O91)