Streets for Culture

May 4
6:00 pm
8:00 pm
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Join us for a roundtable discussion on shaping future streets for culture with Hatuey Ramos-Fermín, Jennifer Nitzky, Elena Ketelsen González, and Streets Ahead Culture Working Group members. As New Yorkers took to the streets to clap, sing, dance, and protest in the summer of 2020, we saw more than ever that culture connects us, builds safety, and fosters empathy. We also witnessed how streets can serve as new cultural spaces, demonstrated by the creative reclamation of street space for Black Lives Matter murals in Bed Stuy, theater and dance in the Lower East Side, and outdoor live music in the Meatpacking District. To launch Urban Design Forum’s forthcoming platform of ideas Five Visions for New York City Streets, we will hear bold new proposals from Streets Ahead’s Culture Working Group members Hatuey Ramos-Fermín and Jennifer Nitzky, along with MoMA PS1’s Elena Ketelsen González. Gather with Fellows to discuss: How can we reimagine cultural expression and creative activation to more permanently live in the fabric of our streets?