Public Space


This week we will discuss space. Who and what is public space for? What obligations to the public do public and private organisations have when designing space? How should our thoughts around space change in the context of online life?

Facilitation Notes

Discussion Questions

  • What is the function of a public space?
  • Are there benefits to “public” spaces being privately owned?
  • How can public spaces be made more accessible?
  • Can universities make public spaces that serve the wider community?
  • What innovative methods can be used to reinvent public spaces?

Resource Personalisation

You could include materials on discusses of space (public and otherwise) in your institution, and examples of public spaces owned/operated by your university.

Culture Club.