LAND COLLECTIVE principal, David Rubin, has been invited to kick-off the 28th Annual Architalx lecture series in Portland, Maine. The opening event is scheduled for April 7th at the Portland Museum of Art at 6:00 pm.
David’s lecture is entitled, “The City is a Landscape: Empathy, Design and the Space Between Buildings” and focuses on the value of equity in the public realm. The abstract for the presentation is as follows:
More people live in urban environments than they have in the history of human habitation. At the same time, the division between those that have more and those that have less is increasing exponentially. It is in the connective tissue of cities – the landscape fabric – where opportunities for creating equity will bring all citizens together in dialogue. In his presentation, “The City is a Landscape: Empathy, Design, and the Space Between Buildings,” David Rubin, founding Principal of LAND COLLECTIVE, explores the landscape of cities, expressions of governance, and connective tissue as the great equalizer. Along the way, he presents notions for raising the collective consciousness, finding opportunities for all in multi-dimensional landscapes, and why Steven Hawking is actually a wannabe landscape architect.
If you’re in Portland on April 7th, please come by!