Neighborhood Exploration & Conversation
Presented by Van Alen Institute with TIPS (This is Public Space) & The Clemente
How can we better grasp—and question—the complex building, city, and social codes that shape the neighborhoods around us? From the span of sidewalks and the lifetime of scaffolding to the rules of public restrooms and the limits of loitering, we’ll unravel the official and unofficial rules of public space. Meet at the Norfolk Street gate of the Clemente Center parking lot to get a guide to temporary design interventions in three nearby public and semi-public spaces in the Lower East Side.
Afterward, join us for a discussion at 5:00 p.m. in the third floor Abrazo Interno Gallery at The Clemente, where we’ll look deeper into how decoding the regulations of public space can allow for unexpected “disruptions.”