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 III: Public Works: Planning and Designing Public Spaces for Spatial Justice
Not all public spaces are created equal. Transformative planning and urban design begins with addressing historic and current experiences of racism and exclusion. But what does that mean in practice? Join the conversation with creative community leaders about what it means to design for spatial justice. We‚Äôll explore how skate parks, sidewalk kitchens, and ‚Äúdance courts‚Äù can change how public space is used, who feels welcome in it, and how inclusive creative placemaking can help lead the way toward lasting spatial justice.
‚ÄúPublic Works,‚Äù is part three of ‚ÄúWhose Public? Planning and Placemaking for Welcoming Public Spaces.‚Äù 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 ‚ÄúPublic Art, Public Places‚Äù, 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