Walter Hood, professor of landscape architecture, environmental planning, and urban design and Susan Moffat, project director, UC Berkeley Global Urban Humanities Initiative bring their voices to the discussion about Urban Spaces at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in a talk entitled: Theories of Public Spaces
Today, many urban designers are creating public spaces that are open, interactive, and engaging, such as the High Line in New York City and the new South Park renovation in San Francisco. Increasingly, play has become a strategy that designers use to prompt participation between residents, their environments, and each other. At the same time, urban landscapes in the Bay Area and beyond are being transformed by rapid development, with pressures to privatize, police, and speculate on space. Join SFMOMA for a series of talks and discussions with curators, architects, planners, and strategists that explore the role of play and the dynamics of power in illuminating the history, understanding the present, and determining the future of our sought-after public spaces.
This talk is part of a fee based series being offered by the Museum. Learn more about how to register here.