FACILITATING MOVEMENT IN PUBLIC SPACE
An unsurprising assertion: we inevitably find ourselves moving — or not! — through complicated urban environments (Central Square, or similar, to take a handy example), whether walking, dancing, driving, biking, boarding, wandering, or some combination.
Given that, is it possible to come up with ways in which to forge “collaboration” among these kinds of movement – beyond traffic lights/street signs/crosswalks — and to bring art and design to ease, or even enhance, the experience of moving through public space?
>What are the inhibitors to such enhancements — whether physical, psychological, or some combination?
>What are some possible enablers?
>What kinds of art, what kinds of design, can contribute to the creation of new “desire lines” — new opportunities for movement — in these spaces?
This Workshop will unpack – and, with your participation, repack – the working definition(s) of movement to brainstorm some new initiatives for “nurturing navigation” in public spaces.