A Pandemic of Opportunity: What & How to Change the Public Realm
- Watch Parties
- 60 mins
Photo: SF Shared Shared Spaces
Do empty streets mean the city is empty? Silent storefronts, office buildings, public space, and transit — bellwethers for the profound effect that COVID-19 does and will have on the public realm and a healthy civic life. This program acknowledges and looks beyond the dire straits of the past year: office space at 25% capacity, a boom in public meeting places, decreased activity in city centers, a shift away from shared and public transport, & an acceleration in our reliance on digital services. Yet the chaos has opened opportunities for a more balanced, just, and sustainable urban reality.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
- Register to get a Watch Party link and access code
- Use these to join at the right date and time. We’ll watch the films and go straight into interactive panel discussion
CM Credits: 1
Curation by Robin Abad Ocubillo and Omeed Manocheri
Robin Abad Ocubillo (Moderator) SFUFF Program Producer, Civil Servant, Urban Designer
Vivian Doumpa Planner and Geographer (Athens, Greece)
Jung-In Kim Professor of Architecture, Soongsil University (Seoul, Korea)
Dr. Juliet Kahne Director of Events, Project for Public Spaces (NYC, USA)
In this program
What a City of Eight Million Looks Like During a Pandemic
Social distancing and mass burials are now a part of New York’s cityscape. Here, front-line workers grapple with their anxieties about how the coronavirus has affected their city.
The Streets of Seoul Under Quarantine
Scenes from a day of weirdness under lockdown, as residents of Seoul practice social distancing to avoid spreading the coronavirus.
The Streets of New Orleans Under Quarantine
Scenes from a week of weirdness under lockdown, as residents of New Orleans practice social distancing to avoid spreading the coronavirus.