Next Generation of Parks | Watch Gia Biagi’s October 2017 presentation on urbanism & civic impact
October 30, 2017 by Chee Xiong
As Principal of Urbanism for Studio Gang, Gia Biagi is always thinking about civic architecture. She sees the role of parks designer as that of convener, and a source of empathy in times of change who can “meet the community where they are.” Biagi emphasizes that designers and placemakers should try to remain humble in the effort – always asking themselves “who’s not represented in the room.” She spoke about her work on Polis Station and the Civic Commons. This event also features Minnesota Public Radio’s Stephanie Curtis, and Sam Ero-Phillips, Tatiyana Gross, and Lanijah Warfield-Wright from Juxtaposition Arts.
The 2016-2017 Next Generation of Parks™ Lecture Series is presented by Minnesota Public Radio and produced in partnership with the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Minneapolis College of Art & Design.