Year of Gathering: Citizens First, Designers Second

Seattle Year of Gathering Event © Trevor Dykstra
Seattle Year of Gathering Event © Trevor Dykstra

By Sally Khomikh

On Tuesday, June 23rd, we held our second virtual Year of Gathering event on the topic of “Finding Joy in Our Public Spaces.” We brought back two collaborators, Benjie de la Pena and Barbara Swift, to discuss trust and safety, graceful cohabitation, letting go of judgment, and thinking about the usability and longevity of public space initiatives. Benjie’s…