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Citizen Architect 

When: Wed., Nov. 16, 7 p.m. 2011
Price: Free

As a founder and leader of the Rural Studio at Auburn University, Samuel "Sambo" Mockbee believed in bringing architecture to the people. He designed and built innovative, locally sourced housing for the poor residents of the counties surrounding Auburn, winning wide acclaim and a MacArthur grant before dying of leukemia in 2001.

A recent documentary, Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio, follows some of his disciples as they design and build a home for Jimmie Lee "Music Man" Matthews, a soul music aficionado of limited means living in tiny Greensboro, Ala. The film includes previously unseen interviews with Mockbee and with people such as Cameron Sinclair, co-founder of Architecture for Humanity. It premiered last year at the South by Southwest film festival and played at the Galaxy Theater in Cary in March. The free screening starts at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a panel discussion on design/ build architecture. —Marc Maximov

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