Interview with Nina Briggs – XX|LA Episode 005
Episode 5 of the XX|LA Architects Podcast features an interview with Nina Briggs, founding principal at THE FABRIC, award-winning educator, and creator of a documentary film “Practitioners”. “Practitioners” gives us a view into the diverse and extraordinary careers of women in and around the architecture community in Los Angeles, and sheds light onto these women’s undeniable impact upon our community.
During this episode, Nina tells us about the film and her goals for the project. She talks about her dedication to telling the unheard stories of female architects and designers through the film and through Wikipedia writing workshops through AWA+D. She also talks about her fascinating, unorthodox path into academia and teaching. Nina’s approach to design integrates ethnographic strategies to understand the wants and needs of the user, an approach that results in spaces that positively affect inhabitants psychologically, and illustrates a deep care for the people she designs for.