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Only connect: why public spaces matter

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, 04 September 2018

Amanda Levete Only connect: why public spaces matter

Architect Amanda Levete speaks on the purpose and value of public space as part of our public lecture series Rethinking Public Value and Public Purpose in 21st-Century Capitalism.

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UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP)

Location

UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose
55-56 Russell Square
London
WC1B 4HP
United Kingdom

Chaired by Hadeel Ibrahim, founding Executive Director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and Advisory Board member of IIPP.

This event has taken place, but you can watch it below.

What makes good public space? And, as architects, how can we design public spaces that allow these exchanges to happen?

What is the role of our institutions in the creation of public space? Can they be risk takers in a risk-averse world? And how can we persuade them of the nobility of pushing limits and advancing the debate?

Public spaces create countless opportunities to connect across thresholds: connecting people of different nationalities and from different walks of life. When you connect people, relationships are formed and thresholds become more about mutual exchange.

Exploring these ideas through two AL_A projects – the V&A Exhibition Road Quarter in London and MAAT in Lisbon – Amanda Levete will examine the purpose and value of public spaces and the impact they can have on public organisations.  

Rethinking Public Value and Public Purpose in 21st-Century Capitalism is a public lecture series presented by IIPP in collaboration with the British Library
 
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Venue

UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose
55-56 Russell Square
London
WC1B 4HP
United Kingdom