Person Place Thing with Sreoshy Banerjea

Apr 6
6:30 pm
8:00 pm
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Bond Street Bash, May 12, 2022. Photo: Cameron Blaylock

Humorist and four-time Emmy Award-winner Randy Cohen joins us again to host Person Place Thing, a live interview show based on the idea that people are most engaging when they speak not about themselves, but something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result? Surprising stories from great talkers. We’re delighted to welcome Person Place Thing back to Van Alen Institute — our past guests have included David Adjaye, Majora Carter, Justin Davidson, Jan Gehl, Alicia Glen, and Michael Kimmelman.

This April, the featured guest is Sreoshy Banerjea, Executive Director of NYC’s Public Design Commission. The Public Design Commission advocates for innovative, sustainable, and equitable design of NYC’s public spaces and civic structures, with a goal of improving the public realm. Van Alen’s own Executive Director, Deborah Marton, also serves as a commissioner.

Live music by fiddle player Henrique Prince!

This event will be recorded for broadcast on Northeast Public Radio. For more information and to hear past episodes, visit