August 23, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

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How can public-making—the collective creation and activation of public spaces for interaction and belonging—be a radical, joyful tool for spatial justice? Join artists, activists, and community leaders to discuss how public-making can create opportunities for interaction, laughter, dialogue, and surprise, and explore real-life examples of public-making that you can bring to your community. 

Making it Public: Activating Public Spaces for Creativity, Connection, and Celebration is part two of Whose Public? Planning and Placemaking for Welcoming Public Spaces, a three-part discussion series that explores the role that planners, artists, and government staff can play in shaping just, joyful, and inclusive public spaces.  

This mini-series is part of an ongoing “Public Art, Public Places,” an ongoing collaboration between the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and the New England Foundation for the Arts that hosts cross-sector conversations for planners, artists, culture bearers, and community leaders. 

To learn more about our Public Art programs, visit our Public Art Program Page


Read "Refusing the Past, Imagining the Future" by Lori Lobenstine to learn more about spatial justice.

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