Public Space, Public Transit, Public Art

Event Title: “Public Space”
Date: Friday, January 25, 2013
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Durango Building Southwest Room (DB 1.124), UTSA Downtown Campus

Free parking in UTSA Lot D-3, underneath I-35.
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Download the entire program of events and participants at the link below:
Public Space, Public Transit, Public Art

(January 18, 2013) -- With the recent development of the River North extension of the San Antonio River Walk, the new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts under construction, and a new public transportation network by VIA Metropolitan Transit, the public space around the new Tobin Center provides an opportunity to conceive a truly unique place that integrates public transit and public art.

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.

This 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 launches at 5 p.m. on Friday, January 25th with the initial presentation by the Tobin Center, titled “Public Space,” in the Southwest Room (DB 1.124) of the Durango Building on the UTSA Downtown Campus.

 

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 nicole.chavez@utsa.edu or (210) 458-3121.