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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Conversation: What Is Worth Talking About: Points for Reference in Our Changing Urban Landscape

what is worth talking about

Port of Spain is changing rapidly before our eyes--what does it mean for the people who live, work, and play in the city? Who determines or influences the evolution of our shared urban space? What is the role of the architect, the urban planner, the government official, the property developer, the ordinary citizen?

Architect Sean Leonard has collaborated with fellow practitioners Asad Mohammed, Colin Laird, and Darren Brathwaite, as well as artist Steve Ouditt, to create a two-part multimedia installation addressing these and other questions about architecture and urbanism in Port of Spain. It includes "conversations presenting perspectives on the relevance, presence and/or absence of feasible design initiatives in the present rapid reconfiguration of our urban landscape", video footage of the changing city fabric, and audio recordings of sounds of the city in transformation.

What Is Worth Talking About: Points for Reference in Our Changing Urban Landscape will run from Thursday 5 October to Wednesday 18 October at two locations: Co-ord, 2B Alexandra Street, St. Clair, and Form & Function Design, 15B Gaston Johnston Street, Woodbrook. The project will be launched with an informal "conversation" at 7.30 pm on Thursday 5 October at Co-rd, 2B Alexandra Street, St. Clair. All are welcome

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