Members of the Net Positive Studio visited Rural Studio in Newbern, Alabama. Third-year students from Auburn presented their work on an affordable housing module, and answered questions we had about the origin of their work, team-dynamics, and their lives in rural Alabama. The rest of the day was spent visiting Rural Studio projects, with discussions of affordability, construct-ability, and social impact.
The second leg of the trip was spent in New Orleans, Louisiana, at Tulane University. Graduate-level studio URBANbuild took us in for the day to talk about their work in post-Katrina New Orleans. After a detailed presentation and discussion with professors and students, we were able to drive around and visit some houses designed and built by students of the Tulane University program.