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Molly Van Hart

Project Manager, Life in Vacant Spaces in Christchurch

Making Space

PRESENTED ON OCT 24, 2016
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 29

Molly Van Hart wears many hats- from after school programme coordinator, to sex ed teacher to yoga instructor and now a project activator with Life in Vacant Spaces, an NGO that brokers public space for creative porjects. Molly explains how all her experiences are about making space for people to be creative, in all sense of the word.

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Making Space

BY KAZUHIRO YAJIMA
@ VOL 109 ON DEC 04, 2013

Architect Kazuhiro Yajima discusses the relationship between three key constructive elements: roofs, walls, and the floor. Here he focuses on the roof element, specifically the temporary roof we often call the umbrella. Kazuhiro tells a story of a young couple in Europe he saw kissing under an umbrella and how it inspired him to build a tool that allows its user to bring private activity to public spaces. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on December 18, 2013.

 
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Thinking Public Spaces

BY ANDRÉ SLEIMAN
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 10, 2014

In Thinking Public Spaces, André Sleiman tackles the oh-so-controversial issue of public spaces in Lebanon, and invites the audience to reflect upon the balance to be found between public and private property - and well, to "Move it!"

Defining the difference between what is public, and what is private, perhaps it is best to change that for the good of the public. Paid car parks, paid parks, paid beaches. These are just a few of the consequences of what it means to live in a place of private property. 

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Public Space

BY RON YEARWOOD
@ VOL 16 ON JUL 22, 2015

Ron Yearwood shares about the publish spaces of Nashville. 

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Public Spaces for Everybody?

BY SANDRA HALL
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 01, 2015

The British artist Sandra Hall is wondering about the concept of public space, and who are allowed to use them.

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Play in Public Spaces

BY CATTYWAMPUS PUPPET COUNCIL
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 17, 2016

The Cattywampus Puppet Council, which is a Knoxville based nonprofit seeking to build community and promote play for all ages through the puppetry arts. This spring, Cattywampus will organize and facilitate the Appalachian Puppet Pageant, Knoxville’s first community puppet parade. This project will invite members of the community of all ages and backgrounds to come together and create puppets, masks, and costumes rooted in local ecology and stories of “place.” As an act of public play and storytelling, this parade will celebrate the culture of love, creativity, and mutual dependence we wish to create in Southern Appalachia.  

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Space & Place: A Multi-scalar creative approach

BY VREJ HAROUTOUNIAN
@ VOL 23 ON APR 10, 2017

In this presentation, Vrej Haroutounian takes us on a multi scalar experience of space and place, as we define the phenomena of space creation and the requirements for creative place creation at varied scales.

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Architecture and Public Spaces: Our perceptions, context, cultural and social resposibility

BY FAWAD SUHAIL ABBASI
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 10, 2018

Communal spaces are about nurturing change. Public spaces are healthy interventions in the growth of a city, they always benefit arts and culture, they help bring people together to enjoy the city and each other. Fawad Suhail Abbasi talks about the role of architects in public spaces and what a perfect public space looks like.

 

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Hip-Hop as Reclaiming Public Space

BY MIKE THOMPSON
@ VOL 26 ON OCT 18, 2017

Mike Thompson talks about how Hip-hop music relates to placemaking and public spaces.

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Making in Madison: A Space for Innovation

BY ANNE WOOD
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 29, 2018

Anne Wood is the adult services librarian at the Madison Public Library. With a background in English and Art History, she has always been creative and had a passion for the arts.  The new building project for the Madison Public Library presented a unique opportunity when Anne was asked to spearhead the maker space, a first for the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library system.