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UPDATE: due to inclement weather, this event has been relocated from Albee Square in Downtown Brooklyn to ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place.
As neglected, underutilized urban sites are reactivated as spaces for public use, how can we retain the playful, experimental, unscripted, and the open-ended?
Van Alen and Public Workshop, an organization that creates engaging opportunities for youth and their communities to shape the design of their cities, invite you to join us for an outdoor, hands-on construction workshop in Albee Square in Downtown Brooklyn, where we’ll work together and build a pop-up pavilion in the pedestrian plaza. Following the workshop, we’ll convene in the collaboratively constructed space to discuss how as city-dwellers we use—and define the use of—public space.
Conversation participants: Daniel Campo, Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Planning, Morgan State University and author of The Accidental Playground; Wendy Feuer, Assistant Commissioner Design, Art & Wayfinding, NYC DOT; Leslie Koch, President of the Trust for Governors Island; Alex Gilliam, founder of Public Workshop.
Workshop 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., Conversation 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. With thanks to Robert Silman Associates, Structural Engineers.
This event is presented as part of Van Alen Institute's Spring 2014 Events series running May 9-19th.