This session is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Reception at 5:30PM / Program at 7:00PM
Jane Jacobs’ rallying cry that healthy cities must have “eyes on the street” has long served as a central idea of what it means to experience the city—to see and be seen, to feel safe and secure, to feel a sense of belonging in a community. But sight is not our only way to understand and experience the city. There are five senses New Yorkers can take to the street. This year’s Jane Jacobs Forum showcases new, innovative ideas of how we see, hear, touch, smell, and taste to be a part of our city.
SMELL: The SoHo Memory Project (Yukie Ohta, Founder/Director)
FEEL: The Tactile City (Teddy Koffman, Instructor, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union)
SEE: Float (Sascha Mombartz, Founder)
TASTE: Museum of Food and Drink (Emma Boast, Program Director)
HEAR: Endangered Language Alliance (Daniel Kaufman, Co-Director)
Moderated by Mary Rowe (Executive Vice President, MAS)