The incredible DesignPhiladelphia festival ended a few weeks ago, but the conversations and connections about design in our community continues.
This upcoming talk caught my eye as it considers how objects on the street affect the quality of our experience and the livability of the city.
Attend on Thursday, November 8, 3:30 pm at Temple University.
Two Mailboxes, Joe Boruchow (DesignPhiladelphia)
The American Idea of Public Design: The Street as Place is being co-presented by Temple University Libraries and DesignPhiladelphia in partnership with the University of the Arts. This panel discussion will explore design at street level — rethinking everything from the design and amenities of a new park to the functionality of public trashcans. What is the impact of street trees and sidewalk planters, bus shelters, public seating, newspaper stands, the facades of buildings and storefronts of businesses, crosswalks, streetlights and more on our lives?
Clark Park, Emaleigh Doley (DesignPhiladlephia)
The program will feature Bryan Hanes, Landscape Architect and Urban Designer; Diana Lind, Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief of Next American City; and Inga Saffron, Architecture Critic at the Philadelphia Inquirer. Hilary Jay, Founding Director of DesignPhiladelphia, will moderate.
The discussion is co-presented by Temple University Libraries and DesignPhiladelphia, part of Temple’s Beyond the Page series shaped around the theme, “American Idea.”
Can’t make it? Follow @designphilly on Twitter for live-tweets and use the hashtag #streetspace.
Joe Boruchow (DesignPhiladelphia)
The American Idea of Public Design: The Street as Place
Thursday, November 8 at 3:30 pm
Temple University, Paley Library Lecture Hall
1210 Polett Walk (between 12th +13th Streets)
SEPTA: Cecil B. Moore Station (Broad Street Line), Temple University Station (Regional Rail)
Paley Library is next to the Bell Tower in the center of campus, and the Lecture Hall is on the ground floor, one flight down from where you enter the building.