Give Me Shelter documents the work of the MADWORKSHOP Homeless Studio at the USC School of Architecture and their solutions for tackling the Los Angeles homeless crisis through design, compassion, and humanity. The book features exclusive content from leaders in the field including Michael Maltzan, Ted Hayes, Betty Chinn, Gregory Kloehn, Skid Row Housing Trust, and many more. Paired with a forward by Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, Give Me Shelter provides an in-depth look at how design can bridge the gap in services to get people off the streets and into housing sooner. In 2015, Los Angeles declared a state of emergency on homelessness. Since then, homelessness has increased by nearly 30 percent. Our homeless epidemic is more than a humanitarian crisis, it is a call for action. The book tells the story of eleven fourth year architecture students and their two instructors' journey through the world of homelessness as they tackle real world design solutions for emergency stabilization housing. From nomadic and temporary shelters to the city supported and award winning Homes for Hope, Give Me Shelter follows the MADWORKSHOP Homeless Studio and their designs from the encampment all the way to City Hall.
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About the Author
Sofia Borges is a Los Angeles-based writer, architect, designer, and curator. She is a faculty member at the USC School of Architecture and the director of MADWORKSHOP. She is the author and editor of nearly two dozen titles on architecture and design.
R. Scott Mitchell is owner/principal of Gigante AG, a Los Angeles design-build and fabrication-consulting firm. He has worked for Gehry Partners, Morphosis, Bestor Architecture and Atelier Van Lieshout (Rotterdam). Early in his career, he worked as both a laboratory machinist and engineering fabricator. His work has appeared in Fast Company, Architectural Record, the LA Times, Wired, Art News, ArtForum, and Dwell.
Scott has exhibited at High Desert Test Sites, Vox Populi Gallery, and Socrates Sculpture Park, where he was a Socrates Emerging Artist Fellow in 2006. He is an assistant professor at the USC School of Architecture where has been teaching digital/robotic fabrication and design since 2007. He is currently on the advisory boards of 826LA, a children’s educational non-profit and Madworkshop, a design education non-profit.