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Olmsted Now Public Dialogue #1 – Spatial Justice and Public-Making (with DS4SI)

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Each third Wednesday of the month, Olmsted Now invites the community to a public dialogue on shared use, shared health and shared power in parks and public spaces. These hour-long discussions are a platform to explore our bicentennial themes through the perspective of a guiding community voice.

This month’s dialogue is focused on Shared Power. Our guest speakers Lori Lobenstine and Joelle Fontaine will co-lead a conversation on Spatial Justice and Public-Making. Lori is Co-founder and Program Design Lead and Joelle is Art and Creative Placemaking Lead for Design Studio for Social Intervention (aka “DS4SI”). Rooted in Boston’s Upham’s Corner neighborhood, DS4SI’s multidisciplinary practice brings social justice, public art, civic and popular engagement interventions to public space locally, nationally and internationally. Lori and Joelle will introduce principles that guide DS4SI’s work, and in particular, their idea for how a big city-wide park event in Boston could be a model to build “connective capital” across siloed neighborhoods.

Please register at the Zoom link here. Login info will automatically be emailed once registered.

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January 19
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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