A Talk | McMansion Hell’s Kate Wagner

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A Talk | McMansion Hell’s Kate Wagner

July 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by NC Modernist Houses, AIA NC, and AIA Triangle

If you love to hate the massive houses that popped up everywhere from the 1980s 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.

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.


Tickets and Details

Mingling 6-6:30 pm / Talk 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

General Admission: $29 per person. Includes one drink ticket. After that, cash bar.

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.



July 23, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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