PechaKucha: Innovative Planning and Design for Civic Arts Projects
Tuesday, October 8, 11:10am – 12:10pm
Organized by Nathan Birnbaum, Cultural Affairs Administrator, City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs, and Peter James, Senior Planner, Strategic and Transportation Planning, City of Santa Monica.
PechaKucha, a Japanese word for “chitchat,” is an inspired new format for the collective exchange of information between architects, planners, designers, and artists. A PechaKucha may involve anyone, from seasoned professionals to students to individuals presenting their work for the first time. Innovative or interdepartmental teams were invited to participate in a special GIA PechaKucha focused on civic planning/design for the arts. Peter James and Nathan Birnbaum of the City of Santa Monica’s Cultural Affairs and Strategic Planning Departments, respectively, will anchor the event with a presentation on the new Bergamot Arts Center and Creative District.
Project: Bergamot Arts Center and Creative District
Presenters: Peter James/Nathan Birnbaum, Senior Planner, Strategic and Transportation Planning/Cultural Affairs Administrator
Organization: City of Santa Monica Planning and Cultural Affairs Depts.
Location: Santa Monica
Project: Tiny WPA
Presenter: Alex Gilliam, Director
Organization: Public Workshop
Project: Museum Without Walls
Presenter: Caitlin Martin, Media and Communications Manager
Organization: Association for Public Art
Presenters: Camille Russell Love, Executive Director
Organization: City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs
Project: San Jose SoFA Cultural District
Presenters: Kerry Adams Hapner, Director of Cultural Affairs
Organization: San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs
Location: City of San Jose
Project: Project Willowbrook
Presenters: Sofia Klatzker, Director of Grants and Professional Development
Organization: Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Location: Los Angeles