July 03, 2013

Wentworth Hosts Symposium on Redesigning Caracas, Venezuela

Designing For Life

July 12, 2013, from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Wentworth Institute of Technology, Watson Auditorium
550 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

The symposium will be an exchange of ideas to gain insight into the ongoing design transformations of Boston and Caracas, Venezuela, especially the redevelopment of the areas surrounding the 255-acre La Carlota airfield in Caracas.

The discussion will explore the following questions:

  • What do the ongoing design transformations of Boston and Caracas have to learn from each other?
  • How might these insights inform the design and implementation of Caracas’ La Carlota Park or the renewal of Boston’s rich cultural landscapes?
  • How can design transform the life of a city?

The Honorable Antonio Ledezma, Mayor of Caracas, will provide the keynote address, and several representatives behind Boston’s ongoing design transformation and awardees in the 2012 La Carlota Park Ideas Competition, which attracted 69 international entries, will share their ideas.

For more information about the Designing for Life symposium, please contact Professor Manuel Delgado at delgadom@wit.edu or Associate Professor Robert Cowherd at cowherd@wit.edu


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