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NewSchool to Host WIA|P Summer Film Festival Focused on Women Visionaries and Healthy Urbanism

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August 18, 2017


NewSchool to Host WIA|P Summer Film Festival Focused on Women Visionaries and Healthy Urbanism

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 a well designed built environments on behalf of their clients.

Interested attendees for this weekend’s free event may RSVP online at

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Located in San Diego’s design district, NewSchool of Architecture & Design prepares students for career success in design fields through an emphasis on interdisciplinary and global design skills, industry collaborations and real-world projects. Programs include architecture, construction management, product design, media design, design studies, and interior architecture and design. NewSchool is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission. NewSchool’s Bachelor and Master of Architecture programs are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). NewSchool is one of more than 70 institutions in 25 countries that comprise the Laureate International Universities network. Through collaborations with sister institutions in the Laureate network, including Domus Academy in Milan, Italy, NewSchool students are prepared to work in global and diverse organizations. For more information, visit