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A panel discussion hosted by AS220, as part of its 30th Anniversary

Date/Time: October 6th, 2015 // 5:30-7pm

Location: At the 1st floor Atrium, Peerless Lofts, 150 Union St., Providence, RI

Eventbrite - "Unpacking Authentic Placemaking"

As cities around the world are increasingly freeing themselves from the tyranny of the automobile and high rise boxes, public officials, architects, planners, artists and urban activist are looking for alternatives. At the same time, too often left bereft of jobs and funds in the wake of American de-industrialization, urban America is trying to find a way to revitalize its landscape and create a lively, economic and socially stable, diverse and sustainable environment filled with surprise and possibles. Is there a panacea, a magic bullet? Is it the arts, creative communities, cutting edge corporate investment or is it a combination of it all and if so, what is the spark? In our interactive forum we will hear from leaders in Creative Placemaking from around the United States who too, are wrestling with these issues, both practically and theoretically, to help us all build strong and resilient creative communities.

Panelists: Andrés Duany (Architect / Urban Planner, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co.), Rick Lowe (Founder, Project Row Houses, Houston TX), Myrna Breitbart (Scholar, Hampshire College), Umberto Crenca (Founder, AS220)

Moderator: Marc Levitt (Action Speaks!)

PPS Exhibit at the Peerless: The Providence Preservation Society presents its Most Endangered Properties 20th Anniversary Photo Exhibit at the Peerless Atrium Gallery. Featuring local artists including the work by young artists from AS220 Youth & New Urban Arts, and curated by AS220 Gallery Director Neal Walsh and coordinated by Linda Fitzgerald.

Contact: Delia Rodriguez-Masjoan, delia@as220.org

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***Art by printmaker Ian Cozzens, originally created for the Providence Women’s Film Festival 2001. BUY IAN COZZENS PRINTS HERE