How Spaces Become Places - Place Makers Tell Their Stories

Book Presentation

25.05.2022 17:00 - 18:30 Book presentation by John Forester

The Author will be discussing his book "How Spaces Become Places - Place Makers Tell Their Stories" together with Tommaso Vitale as a discussant

These are stories of community members acting together to transform empty, contested, or unsafe spaces into functional, safe, convivial places. A diverse set of place makers, from activists to architects, mediators to planners, spanning four countries and ten US locales tell their stories in their own words. The complex and challenging cases range from building affordable housing to community building in the aftermath of racial violence. After grappling with issues like immigration, climate change, and coalition-building, place makers recount how they worked alongside once-suspicious community residents to enhance and enrich the places in which they live. 

This will be an online event using the zoom platform. After each presentation, there will also be time for a Q&A and discussion.