North Shore waterfront

Photo: Gareth Smit, Future Culture Photo Urbanism Fellow

Staten Island’s North Shore is changing at an incredible pace. In many ways, the creative and cultural sectors aid this development, as they shape the place where they live and work. How do we ensure these sectors continue to have role in and connect to this transformation?

Join us for a conversation about creative placemaking in North Shore, Staten Island. How can we bring local artists and cultural practitioners, community members, business owners, area developers, and public agencies to the table? How can we develop together a common understanding and shared purpose about the character of the public realm that benefits everyone and produce civic vibrancy? We will preview a suite of design, planning, and policy recommendations developed as part of Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island’s Waterfront, a project of the Design Trust for Public Space in partnership with Staten Island Arts.

The panel, moderated by Design Trust executive director Susan Chin, FAIA, Hon. ASLA, will include Lisa Dahl, Future Culture Participatory Art Fellow; Munro Johnson, NYC Economic Development Corporation Vice President of Development; Rashida Ladner-Seward, Future Culture Community Working Group Member and Universal Temple of the Arts Communications Director; and Monica Valenzuela, Staten Island Arts Deputy Director.


This event is part of the NYCxDESIGN week, New York City’s official citywide celebration of design, May 3 – 24, 2017. #NYCxDESIGN

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Date and Time

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 5:30 – 7:00 PM


St. George Library Center


  • 5 Central Avenue
    Staten Island, NY 10301