Friday, September 18, 2009

MAKING PUBLIC PLACES THE HUB at ConfluxCity this Sunday Sep 20th !


Join us this Sunday September 20th, from 2- 5pm for ConfluxCity a user-generated city-wide event for the creative exploration of urban public space! We will be set up on the corner of 9th Ave and W13th St, ( in front of Spice Market ) in the Meat Packing District NY.

The Purpose of MAKING PUBLIC PLACES, THE HUB is to open a dialog on Public Place Making in New York City through new Media alternatives to reach out to the public. By creating a hub with handheld devices and enabling the hashtag #mpplaces through Twitter, we will be able to track people’s views of public space. We’d like to ask you what you think makes a Good Public Place?

We base our question on a specific case study for the redesign of public space in the Meat Packing District in which we are involved. Besides the question you will also be asked to point out your favorite place in the area, and why.

More than 70 artists have been invited to contribute. Just bring yourself and your ideas! Postcards with map flags will be available on site that day and before the event at the ConfluxCity Headquarters located in NYU Steinhardt's Department of Art and Art Professions, 34 Stuyvesant Street.

Link to download postcard of MAKING PUBLIC PLACES, THE HUB

Link to download the full schedule for Conflux Festival


  1. Monica,
    I thought the Making Public Space event was wonderful. Kudos for inventing new ways for the public to be involved in the design process!
    What did you think of how it all turned out? Did you get what you wanted from the experiment?

    Good luck with the re-design,

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