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SEE AND BE SEEN Re-engagement With The Public Domain – James Wines (Cities: CitySpace)

When Sep 17, 2015
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art
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James Wines
Professor of Architecture at Penn State University and President of SITE New York

SEE AND BE SEEN  Re-engagement With The Public Domain 

This presentation focuses on the need for contemporary public space to communicate on social, psychological and contextual levels, in response to the present Age of Information and Ecology. As an alternative to those ubiquitous slabs of concrete, lollypop trees and ‘plop art’ sculptures - associated with industrial age traditions inherited from the 1920s and 30s – the lecture content proposes a design approach where people interaction becomes as much a part of the raw material of conceptual development as paving surfaces and landscape features.