City as Living Laboratory
Date: Friday, February 22, 2013
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Durango Building Southwest Room (DB 1.124), UTSA Downtown Campus
Presenter: Mary Miss (pictured at right), New York City
Free parking in UTSA Lot D-3, underneath I-35.
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In the summer of 2012, the UTSA College of Architecture, in partnership with the City of San Antonio’s Department of Culture and Creative Development and VIA Metropolitan Transit, was selected to receive an “Our Town” grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to lead community engagement events focused on the integration of public art and public transit around the new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.
The NEA grant-funded project, titled Public Space, Public Transit, Public Art, will engage the San Antonio community in a series of public discussions. This series of events — which runs from January through May — is designed to give shape to the discussion and exploration of examples and ideas that relate to the present opportunity for public engagement in our city. These events include presentations and panels from invited speakers as well as exploration of the design projects by a UTSA architecture graduate studio.
The program continues at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 22nd with a presentation by Mary Miss, titled “City as Living Laboratory,” in the Southwest Room (DB 1.124) of the Durango Building on the UTSA Downtown Campus. Mary Miss has reshaped the boundaries between sculpture, architecture, landscape design, and installation art by articulating a vision of the public sphere where it is possible for an artist to address the issues of our time. She has developed the “City as Living Laboratory,” a framework for making issues of social and environmental sustainability tangible through collaboration and the arts. Trained as a sculptor, her work creates situations emphasizing a site’s history, its ecology, or aspects of the environment that have gone unnoticed.
Download the entire program of events and participants at the link below:
Public Space, Public Transit, Public Art
All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Nicole Chavez, CoA Development Associate, at email@example.com or (210) 458-3121.