May 22, 2020
Designing for Public Space to Present at Two Conferences in June
Written by cemre
Designing for Public Space (Jean Chisholm, Charlotte Falk and Laura Kozak), will be presenting at two upcoming conferences: PIVOT: Designing a World of Many Centres (June 4, free and open to the public) and Participatory Design Conference (June 15 – 19).
The team will present their paper, Sticks, Ropes, Land: Confronting Colonial Practices in Public Space Design, which is informed by the Living Labs-supported participatory workshops and educational programming that took place in Prince George and Vancouver in 2019.
For their participation at Participatory Design Conference, the team has developed an open-ended, participatory prompt and welcome all those interested to engage through https://sticksropesland.tumblr.com/
The responses will be shared during an online exhibition accompanying PDC2020 – Situated Actions and also will contextualize discussion during a limited series of Interactive Sessions on June 17. Situated Actions online exhibition will be open to the public.
Designing for Public Space investigates human-scale matters situated in the public realm. The research team works with and trusts, municipalities, social service organizations, and schools guided by values of stewardship, incremental change and place-based knowledge. Utilizing principles adapted from architecture, urban design, industrial design and community engagement practices, Designing for Public Space projects consider context, way-finding, materiality and scale; as well as collaborative and practical aspects of working in public space.