Back to All Events

AROUND TOWN -- The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion

  • Society of Architectural Historians 1365 North Astor Street Chicago, IL, 60610 United States (map)

Architect and urban designer Tobias Armborst will lecture on Tuesday, May 14, as part of MAS Context’s 2019 Spring Talks series. The lecture will take place at the Scoiety of Architectural Historians (1365 North Astor Street, Chicago, Illinois 60610). 

The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion

Urban History 101 teaches us that the built environment is not the product of invisible, uncontrollable market forces, but of human-made tools that could have been used differently (or not at all). The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion is an encyclopedia of 202 tools—or what we call "weapons"—used by architects, planners, policy-makers, developers, real estate brokers, activists, and other urban actors in the United States use to restrict or increase access to urban space. The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion inventories these weapons, examines how they have been used, and speculates about how they might be deployed (or retired) to make more open cities in which more people feel welcome in more spaces.

For more information about this talk, please visit:

MAS Context is supported in part by private donations. For information about how to support MAS Context, please visit: