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Present A Talk By
McMansion Hell's Kate Wagner
Tuesday, July 23, 6pm

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723 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham

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If you love to hate the massive houses that popped up everywhere from the 1980's through the recession of 2008, then you're a fan of McMansion Hell, Kate Wagner's hilarious blog on how people attempt to appear super-wealthy by piling on one ridiculous house feature after another.



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Kate Wagner is an architecture and cultural critic based in Washington, DC. She has been featured in The Washington Post, Fast Company, Archinect, Slate, Business Insider, The Hairpin, Der Spiegel, and the 99% Invisible and USModernist Radio podcasts.

She's a rock star within architectural circles as well as the public - and has published in the ArchDaily, Atlas Obscura, CityLab, the Baffler, Architectural Digest, The Atlantic, Curbed, Jacobin, and a well-received TED Talk.

Advance Discount Tickets
Mingling 6-630pm / Talk 630pm-730pm

General Admission: $29 per person. Includes one drink ticket. After that, cash bar.  $39 at the door, if any tickets are left.

VIP Ticket:  $99 per person which includes two drink tickets and an hour of super fun axe-throwing at 8pm with Kate, AIA North Carolina's David Crawford, and NCModernist's George Smart and Rebekah Laney


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Proceeds benefit the documentation, preservation, and promotion programs of NCModernist, a 501C3 nonprofit educational archive.

The Fine Print

Tickets are not mailed; your name will be on a list at registration. 

 Once payment is made, there are no refunds for any reason except for talk cancellation. However, you can transfer tickets to others, just have them ask for tickets in your name at registration.

Architects can get self-reported CEU hours if arranged in advance with the AIA.

Unsecured parking is free on the street.  Please do not block driveways or entrances.

Any questions?  Contact George Smart at 919 740 8407.