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Whose Public? PART II: Making it Public: Activating Public Spaces for Creativity, Connection, and Celebration

Dates: 

August 25, 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 II: Making it Public: Activating Public Spaces for Creativity, Connection, and Celebration

How can public-making—the collective creation and activation of public spaces for interaction and belonging—be a radical, joyful tool for spatial justice? Join artists, activists, and community leaders to discuss how public-making can create opportunities for interaction, laughter, dialogue, and surprise, and explore real-life examples of public-making that you can bring to your community.

Speakers TBA

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“Making it Public,” is part two 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