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Flex Your Street: A virtual/interactive PlaceIt! Workshop
July 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cities across the Bay Area are exploring opportunities for new designs and uses of streets given the new realities of equity, social-distancing, and COVID-19. It’s important that they collaborate with communities in an authentic and meaningful way so that participants can take a holistic approach that creates and restores the social, mental, physical, and environmental aspects of their streets.
Join James Rojas/John Kamp and fellow community members for a hands-on and interactive virtual PlaceIt! workshop, where we can reflect on, imagine, and heal our streets through the lenses of COVID-19, gender, and equity. We will begin by exploring the sensory details of our favorite childhood memory. From there, we will do a hands-on-activity in which each participant builds their ideal street using small objects from around the home or office. Then each participant will photograph and present their model to the group.
By examining our collective needs and aspirations, we will be able to identify common themes, uses, and urban design values. Ultimately, this workshop will create a creative virtual space in which to collaborate, bond, and generate ideas for a new kind of Bay Area street.