Freedom of Assembly - Public Space Today

Freedom of Assembly: Public Space Today

In an age of social unrest, political upheaval, and economic uncertainty, the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York and around the country, has challenged the physical manifestation of the First Amendment rights to freedom of assembly.

New York's Zuccotti Park has been at the center of a very public debate on democracy and class strife.

Where can the public congregate at a time when public parks close at dark, and "POP's," privately owned public spaces, are in fact privately controlled? Where and how do people congregate today?

Architects, urban planners, and civil liberties experts will put in context the state of public space today, and how design can play a role in our free expression through assembly.

Organized by the Center for Architecture, City College of New York School of Architecture, and Pratt Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment, the event will be available for live viewing online.

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