HUBWEEK 2017 | Oct. 10-15, 2017
HUBweek explores the future being built in Boston at the intersections of art, science, and technology. HUBweek kicked off with events taking place across the city, and landed on Boston’s City Hall Plaza, which transformed into a
first-of-its-kind festival site. Filled with 80 shipping containers, dozens of art installations, and 6 geodesic domes, thousands of artists, innovators and creators from across Boston and the globe converged at The HUB. Among the panels featured:
A View on Tactical Urbanism
HUBweek – Red Dome, 1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA
Sunday, October 15, 2017 | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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/Composer
David Nagahiro, Principal, CBT Architects – Master Planner of HUBweek's The HUB on City Hall Square (see rendering)
A View of Tactical Urbanism––Abstract
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.
Hosted by HUBweek in partnership with the City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects/AIA.
Urban Culture Institute
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