A View on Tactical Urbanism
This 2017 HUBweek panel is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Tickets are limited. Register here.
Hosted by Sasaki in partnership with the Urban Culture Institute, the City of Boston, CBT and HUBweek
Saturday, October 15, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
HUBweek Dome, 1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA
Christina Lanzl, Director, Urban Culture Institute
Julie Burros, Chief of Arts and Culture, City of Boston
Christine Dunn, Chair of Arts & Culture, Sasaki
Janet Echelman, Artist
Christopher Janney, Artist
David Nagahiro, Principal, CBT Architects – Master Planner of HUBweek's The HUB on City Hall Square (see rendering)
We are in the midst of a public art paradigm shift. Most cities struggle to afford investment in monumental public art and new high quality public realm designs. Often time, public spaces are missing the vital programs that aid in full activation potential.
Planners, architects, landscape architects, artists in collaboration with community members, cities, policy makers, private entities and grassroots organizations are working to transform these spaces through “creative placemaking”. The maker movement, tactical urbanism, readily-available tools of digital production, and other cultural drivers are steadily chiseling away at the prominence of iconic public art.
Discuss with us how HUBweek transforms Boston’s City Hall Plaza into a first-of-its-kind centralized festival site “The HUB”; how a curated art program activates the Rose Kennedy Greenway; and how a temporary flex space like “Lawn on D” becomes the new urban and hip place to be. Join our esteemed panelists from the HUBweek Change-Maker series, which showcases the most creative and inventive minds in art, science, and technology making an impact in Boston and around the world.
Urban Culture Institute
The Urban Culture Institute works to promote excellence in culture, planning and strategies for the public realm.