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Erica Ginsberg

Executive Director, Docs In Progress in Silver Spring

Community Spaces

PRESENTED ON JUL 27, 2018
IN SILVER SPRING @ VOL 12

Docs in Progress has occupied several spaces in Silver Spring, MD. Executive Director and co-founder, Erica Ginsberg, shares some history about those spaces. She also talks about space beyond the physical space the organization has occupied in the community.

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Get Better...Spaces

BY VICTORIA BELL
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 27, 2013

Started in 2011 as a group of motivated interns and landscape architects, Sprout’s mandate is to engage local groups in re-imagining their open spaces. Victoria Bell explains that Sprout aims to facilitate community involvement, empower local stakeholders, and create useful dialogue with local landowners, city staff, and councilors, resulting in the improvement of neglected or under-used spaces within our urban fabric. 

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Abandoned Spaces, A Better Tijuana

BY MIGUEL BUENROSTRO
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2013

Miguel Buenrostro talks about his inititive for making Tijuana a better place for locals and tourists. Either by encouring arists and architects to recreate abondoned spaces ("DIY Urabnsim") or documenting the poorer areas to raise awarness, his efforts have contirbuted to the overall well being of Tijuana by transformring it into a cultural hub with a slowly reviving economy. 

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SPACES Sculpture Trail

BY LISA BOLLINGER
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 29, 2018

Lisa Bollinger has been with Arts Huntsville for over four years and has served several roles, including her current position as Events Manager. Lisa coordinates events to include Concerts in the Park, Art Tour of Homes, the Monte Sano Arts Festival and Panoply and the most recent iteration of the SPACES Sculpture Trail in 2016, now getting ready for the next round in 2018.  Lisa doesn’t consider herself an artist but embraces and enjoys coordinating and organizing art events and supporting and working closely with artists.

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Dismantling Loneliness through Collaborative Spaces

BY CHARLOTTE KIRBY
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 08, 2018

There is epidemic of loneliness in the world right now. In a world characterized by an abundance of virtual connections and weak ties, we are yearning for genuine interaction and connectedness. Charlotte, an entrepreneur who owns a coworking space at Markham talks about how important it is to build relationships and make genuine connections both personally and in business in this tech lonely world.

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Big Footprints in Tiny Spaces: Apartment-Steading

BY NAMITA PATEL
@ VOL 36 ON SEP 13, 2018

Namita Patel is a software engineer in Dayton, by day.  At home and in the community, she looks to re-imagine and test ways we can live in greater harmony with other people, plants and animals in our ecosystem. Namita has been experimenting with homesteading in an apartment for the past few years; and aims to live a life more in alignment with her values.

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Cognitive Disonance

BY DAN REED
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 30, 2018

Dan Reed is an urban planner connected to his community. In this presentation, he explores cognitive dissonance and the mental gymnastics individuals have to do in order to avoid hard truths. Listen to Dan discuss some hard truths about public transit and spaces.

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Awaken the Magician in You

BY NANCY BELMONT
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 19, 2019

Since 2015, Nancy Belmont has been creating transformative public spaces that change the way people think about themselves and interact with others. In her presentation, she shows her public art projects that are catalysts for personal change, enabling us to explore who we are and the ties that connect us.

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How to incorporate greener living spaces in urban communities

BY ANDREW ORINGER
@ VOL 39 ON MAY 02, 2019

As a community advocate in his home town in Colorado, Andrew Oringer has often actively promoted the inclusion of green spaces in towns and cities in and around his state. So what does it mean to live in a green community? How can we make sustainability a focus in our urban planning?

Andrew wants to inspire us to rethink about we can do in our fast-paced modern lives to slow down and enjoy the benefit of each other’s ideas while having a less negative impact on the environment.

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Experience design for physical spaces

BY ANI ABGARYAN
@ VOL 31 ON JUN 29, 2019

UX (User experience) design principles allow us to create more human-centered experiences of software products and services. We can also align our physical experiences with our needs and senses by improving wayfinding and navigation, defining guidelines and making incremental design decisions - Ani Abgaryan explains.