The Tidal Basin in Context: Dialogues on Public Space Today

Jan 27 2021, 5:30 pm

Conceived of and moderated by Donald Albrecht and Thomas Mellins, curators of the Tidal Basin Ideas Lab exhibition, this evening program is the first in a series of conversations about the changing nature of public space and the complexities of its preservation. The curators will be joined by Setha Low and Seri Worden who will explore the Ideas Lab and the nature of public space in terms of gatherings and demands for political and social change. 

This webinar was presented by the the National Trust for Historic Preservation in partnership with the Trust for the National Mall. You can view the recording on Preservation Leadership Forum HERE.

Setha Low is a professor of environmental psychology, anthropology, geography, and women's studies at the City University of New York Graduate Center, where she is also director of the Public Space Research Group. Professor Low is currently at work on her forthcoming book, Spatializing Culture: An Anthropological Theory of Space and Place.

Seri Worden is a senior field director for the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is project director of the Tidal Basin Ideas Lab.

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