James Rojas - Open Workshop: Personal History/Public Space

Wednesday September 26th 6:00PM   Room 10-485
Sponsored by CDD - open to all

 Experience, participate and discuss an interactive map/model installation that invites participants to envision the future by modeling and manipulating the built environment. Working with a medley of recycled materials, ranging from colored blocks and popsicle sticks to discarded metal and bottle tops, participants collaborate to create their ideal urban form through parcelization, placing building, configuring streets, and designating open spaces.

Conceived by urban planner and SA+P alumnus James Rojas (MCP, SMArchS ’91), this interactive exercise breaks down planning barriers by using a 3- dimensional map to help people visualize and think through the planning process. Playing and visualizing with the 3-dimensional forms engages participants of all ages as well as creates a platform for diverse voices. The installation constantly changes as previous work builds upon the contributions of others.

For more information about James work see: