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Oct
13
Wednesday
Oct
13
Wed
Community :: Miscellaneous Community also Education :: Miscellaneous Education
Philosophy Workshop: Thinking About Place
6:30 PM
Reeder's Alley Interpretive & Convention Center
Description:
Gertrude Stein’s “there is no there there” has been used as a description for placeless spaces. But what exactly is "there" as it relates to “place”? There are lots of ways to think about it. In this evening community workshop led by Dennis McCahon we’ll be thinking about “place” in terms of our urban outdoors.

When we get that Helena “sense of place” out there, what’s going on? What are we sensing? Is it urban design — deliberate “place-making” on somebody’s part? Is it a lucky accident? Something else? If it’s a mix of those, what’s the ratio? When can urban design be called “place-making” at all? This is an unruly bunch of questions. Unruly questions, though, can be fun, and even if they don’t lead to a hard-set definition, they can, in the case of Helena’s urban outdoors, lead to something useful — a shared, or at least better clarified and articulated vision and use of a Helena-specific, vocabulary and frame of reference — a basis, maybe, for practical understanding.

Learn more, download the preparatory material & RSVP here: https://merlinccc.org/event/philosophy-workshop-thinking-about-place/

**Please Note: There are preparatory materials for this workshop that involve at least one walk about in Helena at your leisure prior to the workshop. You can download these on our event page.***
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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Reeder's Alley Interpretive & Convention Center
Address: 101 Reeder's Alley Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406-439-5788

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