Only connect: why public spaces matter
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, 04 September 2018
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)
Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB
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.