ReThinking a Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking

While the majority of us consider parking lots in functional terms, ReThinking a Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking asks: What can a parking lot be? How could parking lots become valuable public spaces? In this new book, MIT professor of landscape architecture and urban planning Eran Ben-Joseph argues that surface parking lots shouldn’t be treated as mere residual waystations in our built world. Instead, they can transcend a purely utilitarian role to embrace the parking lot’s historical significance, growing multitude of cultural uses, and potential for transformation. Ben-Joseph will be joined in conversation by June Williamson, Associate Professor of Architecture at the Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York.


Event Details:

  • When: 

    Thursday, May 31, 2012
    07:00 pm

  • Where: 

    Van Alen Books
    30 West 22nd Street
    Ground Floor
    New York, New York

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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