Next Generation Holistic Urban Spaces Presentation
The lack of outdoor communal space promoting interaction, play and exploration for all citizens is not letting our cities fulfill their potential. As both a research findings presentation and a display of applicable concept work, this inspirational talk urges people to be critical and intentional in the way they see their urban spaces. With an over-arching theme of shifting perspective to see neighborhood public spaces as “our communal backyards”, Iliana Sergeev, a multidisciplinary thinker, and designer shares her in-depth research and analysis through an experiential approach.
In identifying common, un-inspiring parquettes and areas, the presentation asks people to question the everyday. In addition, this talk aims to help people understand the importance of inclusivity and creating experiences to appeal to all senses. There are 5 main factors outlined as to what constitutes our successful Next-Generation Holistic Urban Space as backed up by various international examples. Through ideas and concepts, Iliana explores how the private and public spheres could meet, allowing for a greater cooperation involving brands and companies to activate the communal urban space.
THIS TALK WAS ORIGINALLY PRESENTED AT THE WORLD DESIGN SUMMIT 2017 IN MONTREAL.
IT IS ALSO PART OF THE YIMBY FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS IN TORONTO.