Creative Placemaking Symposium
The Role of Art and Design in Community Development
Kennesaw State University's Department of Architecture, AIA Georgia, Art Papers, Architecture & Design Center, Atlanta Regional Commission, Generator and MA! are partnering to host a one-day symposium on the topic of creative placemaking. The symposium will explore how integrating design and art into urban development projects from the beginning can be the catalyst for innovation. Speakers will discuss their involvement in collaborative projects by multi-disciplinary teams of various governmental entities, community members, planners, artists, and designers, among others. The event is designed for academics and students of relevant fields, elected officials, policy makers, artists, arts professionals, architects and planners. #ATLplacemaking #placemaking #creativeplacemaking
November 8, 2018
Kennesaw State University, Marietta Campus
1100 South Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060
Architecture Department, D2 Building
Off-campus guests may park in the P60 deck on the 3rd floor and up. Please do not park in the visitor spots on the 2nd floor. There is no parking fee in the designated area.
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8:30 - 9:00am | Coffee and Registration
9:00am - 9:20am | Welcome
Beth Malone, Dashboard
9:20 - 10:50am | Inspirational Panel
Moderated by Jim Durrett, Buckhead CID, Atlanta
Maria Galarza, City of Detroit, Planning and Development Department
Snoweria Zhang, MIT, Senseable City Lab, Boston
Ron Finley, Artist, Gangsta Gardener, and Community Activist
Kristi Maiselman, Executive Director, CulturalDC
10:50 - 11:00am | Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30pm | Hogan’s Alley, Vancouver Panel
Moderated by Dr. Renée Skeete, ORISE Research Fellow, Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Stephanie Allen, Hogan’s Alley Working Group member, Founding Director of Hogan's Alley Society
Eric Fredericksen, City of Vancouver, Public Art Program
Kenneth Luker, Design Principle, Perkins + Will
Megan Pate, City of Vancouver, Engineering Department
Holly Sovdi, City of Vancouver, Planning Department
12:30 - 1:30pm | Lunch - Walk to the N building Gallery
1:35 - 1:45pm | Walk back to Design 2 Building Auditorium
1:45 - 3:15pm | Destination Crenshaw, Los Angeles Panel
Moderated by Odetta MacLeish-White, Director, TransFormation Alliance
Malcolm E. Davis, Practice Leader and Senior Associate, Perkins + Will
Larry Earl, Historian and Community member
Ron Finley, Artist, Gangsta Gardener, and Community Activist
Joanne Kim, City Council Staff, City of Los Angeles
3:15 - 3:25pm | Coffee Break
3:25 - 4:25pm | Interactive Session
During this session attendees will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and collectively reflect on the day's presentations while sharing aha moments, projects in progress and discuss challenges.
This panel sets the tone for the day by presenting examples of innovative solutions to urban issues that were made possible by employing non-traditional models of working collaboratively and across disciplines. The City of Detroit’s Planning and Development Department has been working with an interdisciplinary team of design professionals and collaborating with community to revitalize the whole city. MIT's Senseable City Lab uses research and science for innovative urban design solutions by partnering with industry, metropolitan governments, individual citizens, and disadvantaged communities. CulturalDC is a non-profit arts organization that builds sustainable communities by collaborating with developers, artists, city officials, residents, and other key stakeholders for community-based creative placemaking and innovative real estate developments. Ron Finley is an artist, designer, and gangsta gardener, who worked with members of his community, green activists, creative leaders, media, and city officials to remedy food desert issues in South Central LA.
Hogan’s Alley, Vancouver Panel
Hogan's Alley was a four-block long lane that formed the center of Vancouver's first African-Canadian community. Most of Hogan’s Alley was among the first areas to be demolished by urban renewal efforts in the 1960s when the Georgia Viaduct was installed to connect to a major freeway. As a result, Hogan Alley’s black population was displaced and dispersed. When the City of Vancouver initiated the demolition of the viaduct in recent years, the community, the City, and an architecture firm joined forces on an urban design project. The vision for the project is to transform the neighborhood into a cultural destination and to celebrate the history and context of displaced and forgotten communities.
Destination Crenshaw, Los Angeles Panel
Destination Crenshaw will be a 1.1-mile-long open-air museum running along Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles. The project will celebrate the culture, history, art, music and technology of Black Los Angeles through public art and streetscape design. It was born as a response to the new Crenshaw/LAX light rail line passing through the neighborhood, thought of as the heart of Black Los Angeles. Community activists worked with the City, elected officials and an architectural office to create a one-of-a-kind “transformative place-making project” via a rigorous community participation process. The project will incorporate permanent and rotating public art, neighborhood history (recorded and newly unearthed), and existing businesses along the corridor to create a hub for locals and an essential stop for visitors heading to and from Los Angeles International Airport.
Kathryn Bedette, AIA, President, American Institute of Architects (AIA) GA
Saskia Benjamin, Executive Director, Art Papers
Elayne DeLeo, Co-founder, MA!
Mine Hashas-Degertekin, PhD, Associate professor, Coordinator for Urban Studio, Urban Course and Community Engagement, KSU Architecture Dept.
Heather Infantry, Executive Director, GENERATOR
Nathan Koskovich, AIA, Chair, Architecture and Design Center
Josh Phillipson, Principal, Arts, Culture, and Creative Placemaking, Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)
Deanna Murphy, AICP, Principal, Sizemore Group LLC, Architecture and Design Center Board Member
RegistrationRegistration for the 2018 event has closed.
For questions pertaining to the symposium, please contact Dorianne Gutierrez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (470) 578-5087.