Design Ventures of Western Mass will be hosting a free symposium on Landscape Architecture, Design, Art, Sculpture in Public Outdoor Spaces, Popup Parks and Tactical Urbanism, and Sustainable Landscape Design.
Scheduled to Speak:
Jessica Allan, City Planner for Easthampton, speaking on Tactical Urbanism, and Popup Parks.
Lisa DiPiano, of Mobile Design Lab will be presenting on “Participatory Design: The Art of Organized Chaos”
Marcos A. Marrero, City Planner for Holyoke, and Jeffrey C. Bianchine, Creative Economy Coordinator for Holyoke, will be speaking of their revitalization goals for the city.
Lisa Hoag will do a presentation on the High Line in New York City and it;s success in transforming the lower West Side neighborhood (the former meat packing district), into a new and emergent district for galleries and the arts.
Rich Stewart, a talented designer, and colleague from New York will be presenting on how to create virtual representations of environmental designs in Photoshop, as well as integrating photovoltaic structures into landscape designs, and some successful urban revitalization projects in New York that could be used as models elsewhere.
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