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Whose Public? PART I: What is Spatial Justice? Principles of Planning for Welcoming Public Spaces

Dates: 

August 18, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm ET

Join us for a three-part online discussion series

"Whose Public? Planning and Placemaking for Welcoming Public Spaces" will explore the role that planners, artists, and government staff can play in shaping just, joyful, and inclusive public spaces. You'll hear from artists, activists, planners, and community leaders who are leading the way in spatial justice and learn practical steps to making the public spaces in your community more welcoming for all. 

This series will take place weekly on Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., from August 18 through September 1.

PART I: What is Spatial Justice? Principles of Planning for Welcoming Public Spaces

What is spatial justice, and how can cities and towns use this framework to rethink how their built environment supports people’s rights to be, thrive, express and connect? What role can artists and public art play in helping us imagine and shape more inclusive, thriving public spaces throughout Greater Boston? Join a lively discussion among artists, activists, and urbanists who are leading the conversation about spatial justice in our region today.

Speakers:

  • Kenneth Bailey, urban designer and co-founder, Design Studio for Social Intervention (ds4si.org)
  • Molly Rose Kaufman, Provost & Program Director, University of Orange (universityoforange.org)

Additional speakers TBA

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“What is Spatial Justice?” is part one of “Whose Public? Planning and Placemaking for Welcoming Public Spaces.” This three-part discussion series explores the role that planners, artists, and government staff can play in shaping just, joyful, and inclusive public spaces.

Whose Public? is co-organized by the Arts & Culture Department at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, the Design Studio for Social Intervention, and the Public Art Department at New England Foundation for the Arts.  

These events are part of “Public Art, Public Places”, an ongoing series of cross-sector convenings and communities of practice for planners, artists, culture bearers, and community leaders. Click here to learn more.  

Registration fee: 

Free

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Commun. Org. & Planning

Partners: 

MAPC, DS4SI, NEFA