Radical Public Space: A New Design Approach

Radical Public Space: A New Design Approach


How can we design experiential private and public spaces to embody a spirit of innovation, foster spontaneous communities, and engage viewers in new and powerful ways?

Janet Echelman presents ways to harness the creative power of the flexible, the soft, and the transparent in cities around the world. Her experiential sculpture the scale of buildings have become inviting focal points for civic life, combining ancient craft with the newest design and interactive technology. ​The result is a communal urban experience that is simultaneously virtual and physical.

Echelman’s ingenuity, exuberance, critical eye, and community engagement reminds the design world of America’s long history of creative dynamism, at a time when our ability to project these values carries particular importance.

[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]

Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Solo
Event Type: Session
Track: Design