Bruce Presents Architecture 20/20 - New Visions for Public Spaces in the Age of COVID-19

Bruce Presents Architecture 20/20: New Visions for Public Spaces in the Age of COVID-19

by Matt Anderson

Bruce Presents, the Bruce Museum's program series featuring thought leaders in the fields of art and science, returns on Thursday, June 4, 7:00 - 8:30 pm (EDT), with a Zoom virtual panel discussion: Architecture 20/20: New Visions for Public Spaces in the Age of COVID-19.

How will the global coronavirus pandemic change how public spaces are designed or modified, from classrooms to auditoriums, public restrooms to restaurants, hallways to elevators? How will the need for adequate social distancing impact how public spaces are used in a post-lockdown environment?

Providing expert insight into these new and pressing issues are four distinguished architects whose practices focus on the design of public buildings and spaces: Steve Dumez, Principal and Director of Design at EskewDumezRipple; Nick Koster, Director at Snøhetta, Landscape Architect, LEED AP; Maitland Jones, Principal at Deborah Berke Partners; and Paul Schulhof, Principal at Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.

In a second segment of the program, three executive directors of prominent cultural organizations will join the conversation. They are Pamela Franks, Executive Director of the Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown, MA; Nico Wheadon, Executive Director of NXTHVN, a multidisciplinary arts incubator in New Haven, CT; and Robert Wolterstorff, The Susan E. Lynch Executive Director of the Bruce Museum.

The four architects will open the program at 7:00 pm; the three museum directors will join the panel at 7:45. The program will conclude with a Q&A session moderated by Leonard Jacobs, producer of Bruce Presents.

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