BY H.L. Parker
(5.4) “Curating the City” is a 3-part series in which guest salonnier James Hall, Executive Director of the Providence Preservation Society, invites speakers to address strategies for evaluating, sustaining, and enhancing cities in the 21st century. Friday’s topic is the High Line, an elevated rail line in NYC that has become an innovative public space at the crossroads of environmentalism, preservation, and community activism.
Cities are made up of more than just monuments. Fragments of our industrial past also bear witness to the complicated, rich stories of urban life. Join Hall and Patrick Cullina — the horticultural designer and photographer who served as Vice President of Horticulture and Park Operations for ‘Friends of the High Line’ — for a discussion of the reimagining of the High Line.
The High Line often gets mentioned during discussions of our own “where Route 195 used to be” project, currently in limbo. Check out the High Line image gallery.
Free and open to the public, 5pm to 7pm, Friday, May 4, Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit Street