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Renaissance of Urban Public Space: Halprin’s Portland Open Space Sequence

The Halprin Landscape Conservancy’s recently celebrated restoration of the Portland Open Space Sequence and its impact on the emerging Fountain District is the subject of this presentation. $12 (1 hr)


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As the first park conservancy focused on the stewardship of a collection of Modernist landscapes, the Halprin Landscape Conservancy (HLC) recently celebrated the transformation of the Portland Open Space Sequence to its original glory. The Conservancy made its presence known with the memorable and enormously successful, City Dance of Lawrence and Anna Halprin, a NEA American Masterworks music/dance performance, while also publishing the book, Where the Revolution Began: Lawrence and Anna Halprin and the Reinvention of Public Space (2009).  

In a unique public-private partnership, HLC and Portland Parks & Recreation commissioned PLACE landscape architects to restore one of Halprin’s iconic public spaces. HLC was recognized by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) 2017 Stewardship Excellence Award for its thoughtfulness and providing the leadership necessary to manage change and continuity with great Modernist works of landscape architecture.

As the Executive Director of The Halprin Landscape Conservancy, Karen Whitman is dedicated to the preservation, maintenance and activation of the Portland Open Space Sequence. Her goal is to advance the Sequence as an important and meaningful place for gathering, engagement, relaxation and recreation, creating an opportunity to unite the diverse, vibrant community in the emerging Fountain District.

Zeljka Carol Kekez is an award-winning business strategist and an urban designer, professor, author and explorer. A founding partner of a creative design studio, PLACE, Carol embraces the idea of a better world through synergies between nature, built form, art, philanthropy and placemaking.

$12

Things to Know

This event is for all ages.
Handicap parking is available. This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.

Event Check-in Location

Modernism Week CAMP Theater, 575 N Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Photo Credits: © Sandy Moore, © FlyWorx, © PLACE, © FlyWorx, © PLACE, © PLACE

 

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