A few weeks ago, we explored design at street level in the panel discussion The American Idea of Public Design: The Street as Place. A huge crowd turned out to dig deeper into the big question–
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?
If you missed the discussion, we were live-tweeting at @designphilly as fast as we could type. Flip through snippets of the conversation in our Storify below. You can also view the photo slideshow of spaces and places in Philadelphia that was projected at the event here.
Our program featured 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, moderated.
Thanks to all our participants and partner Temple University Libraries for a lively discussion!