|November 15, 2012|
|7:00 pm||to||8:15 pm|
The 3rd edition of the Urban Colloquium continues with Danya Sherman on “The High Line from Behind the Scenes.”
Danya Sherman is the Director of Public Programs, Education & Community Engagement for Friends of the High Line. The Friends of the High Line is the powerhouse non-profit that conceived, built and maintains the extraordinary elevated public park in New York City called the High Line. According to one writer, “seldom in modern city planning has a single work of urban design brought together and synthesized so many current concerns, including historic preservation, adaptive reuse of obsolete infrastructure, green urbanism, and private-sector funding and stewardship of civic amenities.” The High Line is home to more than 200 species of grasses, wildflowers, shrubs and trees, hosts more than 300 public programs each year, from stargazing sessions to yoga classes, provides a setting for site-specific art installations and receives at times 100,000 visitors in a single weekend. Danya studied Science in Society at Wesleyan University.
The School of Design Strategies at Parsons presents the 3rd edition of the Urban Colloquium, a series of public conversations on alternative and innovative modes of urban practice. The Colloquium focuses on investigating the creative, radical, and subversive ways in which cities are truly shaped, by whom, and for what purposes.
Time: Thursday, November 15th at 7pm
Location: Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 5th Avenue