Lunch & Learn: Public Art and Placemaking
Ensuring Community well-being during COVID-19
Join us for a virtual series of informal talks on a variety of interdisciplinary topics.
Students, faculty, and staff — bring your own lunch and stay connected with the UMBC academic community.
This talk will be followed by a period of Q&A, so either post your questions in the comment section before the event starts, or in the WebEx chat once the event starts.
Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the mental, social, and economic well-being of our communities. But even in times of crisis, art has the power to unite and connect us. Learn how public art can collectively reimagine and adapt public spaces to best reflect and meet peoples’ personal and public health needs. This talk explores what happens when public art prioritizes the needs of residents over the needs of drivers to create safe outdoor spaces that help bring people together.