Why Public Space Belongs to People with Michael Sorkin

In this Small Talk, Michael Sorkin shared his views on what constitutes public space and what is its role in our lives. Do we have the right to the city and what does it mean? Sorkin argues that it is not just about access but about imagining what kind of city we want to inhabit.

Michael Sorkin was an architectural critic, author, professor, urban planner and fierce advocate for social justice, recognized for his work with his founded research practice, Terreform.


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