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Friday, October 13 • 13:00 - 14:30
Short Talks: Ethics & Equity

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From the shaping of public spaces by private interests in Cape Town to transforming slums from “zones of danger” into “zones of peace” in Venezuela, this session of short talks focuses on topics that relate to ethics,  equity, and inclusion in placemaking.


Open Streets Cape Town: Joys and Challenges
Marcela Guerrero Casas (Cape Town, South Africa)

Gigantic Micro-Interventions: Public Spaces in Venezuela
Vanessa Catalano (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Yu Lok Lane: Hong Kong Top-Down or Bottom Up?
Judy Chan (Hong Kong)

Inclusive placemaking at the Ceuvel in Amsterdam North: Production of Build & Design Sessions and How to Measure their Impact
Roos Gerritsma (Amsterdam) 

Excavating Place: Indigenous Place Making
Sam Mukwa Kloetstra (Toronto, ON, Canada)

Placemaking When Black Lives Matter
Annette Koh (Honolulu, HI, USA)

"Sit-ability": Have you ever seen a Living Room without a Couch
Jenny Leuba (Zurich, Switzerland)

Is this park for US?
Joe Sikora (New Jersey, USA)

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Annah MacKenzie

Director of Communications, Project for Public Spaces

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Marcela Guerrero Casas

Co-Founder & CEO, Open Streets
Marcela is passionate about cities, public space and most importantly, people. Her personal and professional drive emanates from connecting with others and contributing to improve the place where she lives. Born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, Marcela lived in the US for most of... Read More →
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Vanessa Catalano

Vanessa is a Venezuelan architect based in the Netherlands since 2012, where she graduated with an MA in the Design Cultures program. In both capital cities, Caracas and Amsterdam, she has collaborated with spacemakers and has been involved with playful teaching programs. Her subjects... Read More →
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Judy Chan

Community Placemaker / Event Organizer, Sai Wan Concern / Community Cinema
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Roos Gerritsma

Researcher and Lecturer, University of Applied Sciences Inholland
Projectleader Field Lab Amsterdam North Urban SociologistLecturer at Bachelor Creative BusinessTopics: Leisure, Tourism, Inclusive City, City makers, innovation, community building.Working always in a network construction of students, city makers, entrepreneurs, municipality etc... Read More →
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Sam Mukwa Kloetstra

Indigenous Youth Advisor & Co Founder, Indigenous Place Making Council
Sam Mukwa Kloetstra is an Indigenous Anishinaabe youth from Mattagami First Nation in what is now known as Canada. He is a strong advocate for the creation of Indigenous spaces, cultural revitalization, and community wellbeing. His passion in place making began when he moved from... Read More →
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Annette Koh

Ph.D. candidate / lecturer, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Annette is a Ph.D. candidate in urban planning with a research focus on temporary placemaking, urban commons and equity and engagement in planning.
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Jenny Leuba

Project Manager, Swiss Pedestrian Association
Jenny is fascinated with how people use public spaces, especially by foot, and specialised in qualitative methodologies, particularly while walking through the cities. She is a geographer and also studied medias, working mainly for the French speaking part of Switzerland.
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Joe Sikora

President, Sikora Wells Appel
Joe's work involves iterative placemaking design to help activate underutilized urban public spaces and guide more permanent future improvements. Successful experiments include Roosevelt Plaza Park in Camden, NJ, Philadelphia Pop-Up Pool Projects, and City Hall Courtyard, Philadelphia... Read More →

Friday October 13, 2017 13:00 - 14:30 CEST
PDZ Floor 2: Grote Zaal (Great Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands