The American Idea of Public Design: The Street as Place, Thursday, Nov. 8 at Temple University

How do objects on the street – the props that surround us as we come, go, and linger – affect the quality of our experience and the livability of the city?

The American Idea of Public Design: The Street as Place, co-presented by Temple University Libraries and DesignPhiladelphia in partnership with The University of the Arts, will explore design at street level at Temple University, Paley Library Lecture Hall, on Thursday, November 8 at 3:30pm.

Old City. M. Kennedy for GPTMC.

Join us as we rethink everything from the design and amenities of a new park to the functionality of public trashcans. We’ll consider street trees and sidewalk planters, bus shelters, public seating, newspaper stands, the facades of buildings and storefronts of businesses, crosswalks, streetlights, and more.

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.

Info/Directions:

The American Idea of Public Design: The Street as Place
Thursday, November 8 at 3:30pm
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.

 

About Emaleigh Doley

Project Manager, DesignPhiladelphia. Emaleigh’s world revolves around communication, how we build connections, the stories we tell, and how we share them. She is keen on projects that interact with the public in new ways, cause a scene, work to build community or enhance city life (even greater if it’s all of the above). Learn more.
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