The challenges of public spaces at the time of COVID-19


30 June 2020

To begin Tryspaces’ Lab on public spaces 2020, we held an opening panel to investigate the challenges of public space at the time of COVID-19.

This panel seeked to answer the following questions:

  1. How is the public space in your city practiced and developing in a time of social distancing due to COVID-19?
  2. How do participatory research and activities usually carried out in public spaces adapt and are carried out in these times of confinement?
  3. What are the opportunities and limitations?

The panelists:

  • Alice Miquet (Conseil jeunesse de Montréal) / Nathalie Boucher (RESPIRE organization) / Sarah-Maude Cossette (Montreal student) on the experiences of digital workshops conducted with Montreal youth;
  • Pham Quynh Huong (Hanoi researcher) on the interviews conducted with youth in Hanoi on the subject of confinement;
  • Jeanne Demoulin and Marie-Hélène Bacqué (Paris researchers) on the interviews conducted with youth in Paris on the topic of confinement;
  • Juan Manuel Erazo, Culturans (techno-artistic partner from Mexico City) on artistic and digital interventions and public space in the time of COVID-19.

Moderator: Célia Bensiali, a student from Montreal whose research interests include digital spaces and youth participation.

To watch the full panel with english (audio) translation, click here:

To watch the full panel without translation, click here: