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Welcome to Hive Brainstorms!

A Deep Dive into Public Spaces with Hive Public Space

In the vibrant tapestry of our cities, public spaces are the threads that weave communities together. At Hive Public Space, we're not just about designing spaces; we're about being intentional, sparking conversations, and sharing knowledge to redefine the way we perceive and shape public spaces. We strive for social, cultural, and racial equity.

In January 2024, We kicked off Hive Brainstorms! – A monthly virtual gathering where we cultivate conversations, share knowledge, and explore the dynamic world of public spaces. Join us on the last Thursday of each month for a captivating journey into the world of public spaces!

Cultivate Conversations | Share Knowledge | Explore Together:

Our goal is to create space for conversation that goes beyond physical design, delving into the heart of what makes public spaces truly meaningful.

Limited Spaces, Maximum Insights:

To ensure an intimate and dynamic conversation, we're limiting each session to just 10 attendees. We're opening 20 spots for registration, but only the first 10 registrants will secure a place in our Zoom meeting room. We want these gatherings to be more than just talks – we want them to be an interactive exploration of the issues that matter. Early birds get the knowledge worm, so show up early to secure your spot!

Vol 01. 🚀 Launched with Alexa Gonzalez

Our Principal, Alexa Gonzalez, got things to kick things off! - She shared insights from her professional journey, and how she continues to deconstruct traditional structures within design studios at Hive Public Space.

From NYC to Seoul, our urban design chat brought public space enthusiasts together.

Vol 02. 🐝 Community Engagement

Our Lead Strategist, Priti Patel, presented HivePS's guiding principles for Community Engagement, sparking a vibrant discussion on metrics of success and engagement strategies.

From NYC to sunny California and Colorado, Vol 02 united public space enthusiasts. 

Vol 03. 💕 Feminist Cities

Featuring Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman

The social pressures we face are reflected in our built environment - from skyscrapers to our streets - all of which impact our quality of life in these artificial habitats. In Vol 03, we will view cities and our public spaces through the lens of urban anthropology and learn about both the top-down patriarchal systems of control - and the bottom-up systems of care that recreate the city daily. 

Vol 04. 🏓 Play in Public Spaces

Featuring The Urban Conga

Sparking community interactions through open-ended PLAY is one of the strategies that Hive Public Space and The Urban Conga share in common. For Vol. 04 Ryan Swanson and Maeghann Coleman, AIA from The Urban Conga delve into creating playful opportunities within our urban landscapes.

Vol 05 | ART in Public Spaces

Featuring Yazmany Arboleda

For Vol 05, Hive Public Space explores how ART serves as a catalyst for trust-building, storytelling, and communication with the communities we interact with. We are joined by Yazmany Arboleda, the inaugural People's Artist for New York City at the Civic Engagement Commission and the Founder of The People's Creative Institute. An architect by training, Yazmany art practice fosters community connections through expansive public art initiatives.

Let's co-create an experience that leaves a lasting impact. We look forward to your insights and suggestions for future conversations as we embark on this exciting journey together! During the first week of each month, we will be announcing our theme and sharing the Eventbrite link to register.


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