The Invention of Public Space:
Designing for Inclusion in Lindsay’s New York
Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 6:00 PM
In The Invention of Public Space: Designing for Inclusion in Lindsay’s New York, Mariana Mogilevich details a watershed moment when designers, government administrators, and residents sought to remake New York City in the image of a diverse, free, and democratic society. Bringing together psychology, politics, and design, her new book considers a broad array of projects in open spaces to affirm the value of city life in a moment of “urban crisis,” and reveals the emergence of a concept of public space that remains today a powerful, if unrealized, aspiration.
Mariana Mogilevich is a historian of architecture and urbanism. She is editor-in-chief of Urban Omnibus, the online publication of The Architectural League of New York, and has taught at New York University, Princeton University, Pratt Institute and Cornell University.