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PSU MFA Art & Social Practice Wednesday Afternoon Conversation Series: Jason Roberts of The Better Block
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 1:00pm
PSU MFA Art & Social Practice Wednesday Afternoon Conversation Series: Jason Roberts of The Better Block

Cities around the U.S. are looking for tools to help redevelop communities that enable multi-modal transportation while increasing economic development, and reducing carbon emissions. The "Better Block" project is a demonstration tool that acts as a living charrette so that communities can actively engage in the buildout process and provide feedback in real time.

Before founding the Better Block project, Jason Roberts led muliple community non-profit organizations focused on alternative transportation inccluding the Oak Cliff Transit Authority, and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff.

www.teambetterblock.com

The PASPWACS is a brand new series of presentations by people and organizations related to Art and Social Practice including artists, non-profits, writers, and architects. The presentations are free and open to the public and take place on Wednesdays at 1 pm at Field Work, an off-site social practice classroom and civic space at 1101 SW Jefferson Street, Portland, Oregon.  The conversations are streamed live and archived as podcasts. The presentations function as extended Q and A sessions with an expectation that participants and listeners will educate themselves in advance about the work of the presenters. The series is coordinated by PSU associate professor Harrell Fletcher and run by the graduate students of the PSU Art and Social Practice MFA program. For more information go to: http://www.psusocialpractice.org/