Friday June 12th, 2015
Cities are social and aesthetic environments. As such, collaborative and socially innovative solutions are increasingly used to address many of our cities’ issues, whether it is searching for creative approaches to community engagement or developing new designs for underutilized spaces. Jennie Suddick, a visual artist/educator and Sara Udow, an urban/community/cultural planner, are increasingly interested in the role artists can play within city building. They will discuss how their different paths converge as they collectively explore how people experience our environments and reflect on their roles in shaping the future of our cities.
Jennie and Sara will also introduce an interactive workshop in the form of an artist studio, focusing on an urban problem and posing the questions: What would it look like if artists and the public helped to determine how our cities look and feel? How can we collectively develop new ideas to plan for the experiential?