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Season 1: Episode 1

Coloring Public Spaces

Coloring Public Spaces
Race and Power
August 26, 2021

Many of us grew up playing in our neighborhood parks, using those shared spaces for family picnics, going for a run or a game of softball. Over the last year or so of the pandemic, we’ve found a new appreciation for the value of these outdoor community areas. But with a number of racially charged incidents in places like New York’s Central Park and Oakland, CA, we’re also learning anew how race is deeply embedded in who feels safe and welcome in these environmnents. Join Brian Lowery as he explores how we create, claim and share space.

Brian Lowery

A Photo of Brian Lowery

Brian Lowery is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and a social psychologist by training. He received his doctorate from UCLA in 2001 with a minor in statistical methods.

Ibrahim Greenidge

Ibrahim Greenidge

BOLT Architecture
Ibrahim Greenidge

Ibrahim Greenidge is the founder of BOLT Architecture and currently serves as the Managing Partner. BOLT Architecture was founded in 2012.

Konstance Patton

Konstance Patton

Street Artist

Konstance Patton is an Indigenous American sculptor, illustrator, musician, and animator.

Mitchell Silver

Mitchell Silver

Commissioner of NYC Parks
Mitchell Silver

Mitchell J. Silver is the former commissioner for the New York City Parks Department.

Richard Rothstein

Richard Rothstein

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Richard Rothstein is an American academic and author affiliated with the Economic Policy Institute.

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