David Engwicht came from Australia to spend 10 days with us to share his knowledge on invigorating public spaces. During his time in Indianapolis he gave several talks and workshops to the public through programming supported by Big Car, such as TEDxIndianapolis, Reconnecting Our Waterways, and Spark Monument Circle.
The following lists a more specific outline of Engwicht’s informational talks:
TEDxIndianapolis: Keep It Simple
PLACEMAKING LUNCH CONVERSATION: DAVID ENGWICHT
As Spark: Monument Circle came to a close we gathered to consider the impact of creative placemaking projects. Attendees ate lunch while having a conversation with Australian public space guru David Engwicht. We discussed the challenges and outcomes of creatively transforming our shared spaces.
RECONNECTING TO OUR WATERWAYS WORKSHOP:
This workshop invited artists to conspire for the good of their communities. Creative placemaking and tactical urbanism experts Anthony Garcia from Miami, and David Engwicht from Australia assisted artists in developing creative interventions for public space along our waterways.
STREET RECLAIMING: DAVID ENGWICHT
David Engwicht is one of the world’s most inventive thinkers and writers on creating vibrant public spaces. This presentation shared insight from his experiments in Creative Placemaking and explored how they relate to our public spaces in Indianapolis.
A little more about Engwicht in his words: David has over 25 years experience in place making. He is a passionate designer, artist, author, communicator, and social inventor, best known as the creator of the Walking School Bus. PPS in New York describe him as “one of the world’s most inventive thinkers on creating vibrant public spaces”. Nothing gives David greater joy than working with communities to breathe new life into dead spaces.