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    Adventures on Public Space - #whOWNSpace #GRNPNT

    Quilian Riano
    Jan 31, '12 9:14 AM EST

    Since launching the #whOWNSpace collaboration we have been busy putting a lens to the confusing and often conflicting rules governing public space.

    I wanted to highlight our latest effort - a closer look at a network of open spaces in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We are forming a larger group of designers, lawyers and politicians, journalists, and other concerned citizens to argue for a BLACKBELT - a network of open and public spaces for COMMUNITY engagement, organizing, and action. BLACKBELTS are for the active use of the city.

    Make sure to check out the time-lapse video below and Join Us in this effort - we will need more collaborators as we plan and execute BLACKBELT actions (add #GRNPNT to your name)

    video of #whOWNSpace #GRNPNT


    • ovalle

      Great to see this initiative happening. We studied this area of Greenpoint and adjacent neighborhoods of Brooklyn, in addition to Long Island CIty back in the Summer of 2003 as part of GSAPP's MAUD program.  In case you are interested, you can view an archive of all our studio research and projects here:


      Jan 31, 12 2:42 pm  · 

      Thanks, but that is hard to read - can this information be found anywhere else?

      Feb 2, 12 12:50 pm  · 

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