Anne Frederick speaks on her work to empower residents of underserved communities to have a direct impact on shaping their built environment.

Our speaker at the August 2012 CreativeMornings/NewYork was Anne Frederick.

About the speaker

Anne Frederick is the founding director of Hester Street Collaborative (HSC). HSC works with local residents and youth to transform neglected public spaces in parks, schools, and affordable housing developments through a participatory design and advocacy process. To date, Anne has coordinated design education programs in over a dozen schools citywide, has overseen community design initiatives in a variety of parks and open spaces on the Lower East Side, and has initiated partnerships with a range of local and city-level organizations to improve the built environment in underserved New York neighborhoods. Prior to founding HSC, Anne worked as an architect at Leroy Street Studio Architecture and as a design educator at Parsons School of Design and the New York Foundation for Architecture.

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