When everything breaks: conversations about the role and future of digital public spaces during crisis and beyond
August 19, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
CM Credits: 1
Join APA Los Angeles on August 19 for the fourth edition of our monthly series When Everything Breaks, with a conversation about the role and future of digital public spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic and other emergencies, including access and the equitable distribution of digital public space. Our speakers – La Mikia Castillo, Shannon Davis, and Arthi Varma – will be discussing the functions that digital public spaces serve in the wake of COVID-19’s impact on physical public space and public space planning. Issues to be explored include:
– What are digital public spaces, how can they mirror traditional public spaces, and should they?
– What challenges and benefits are encountered in digital public spaces with regards to racial, economic, and other social injustice?
– How do we ensure equitable access to and opportunity to engage with digital public spaces when Internet access remains inconsistent for the economically disadvantaged?
– How are traditional amenities of public spaces translated to a digital public space?
– What does the transition toward digital public mean for traditional community engagement during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond?
- La Mikia Castillo, Founder & Principal, Castillo Consulting Partners, LLC
- Shannon Davis, Co-director, Here LA
- Arthi Varma, City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning, Deputy Director of Citywide Policy Planning