From artwork to research, to policy, what are the tools at our disposal to broaden our understanding of public safety and address new challenges sparked by the pandemic, as well as entrenched systemic inequities – to develop a new shared social contract for public spaces.
Adrian Ellis is the founding director of AEA Consulting and co-founder/director of the Global Cultural Districts Network, a collaborative network for people and organizations responsible for planning, leading and operating cultural districts around the world.
Ilana Altman is a cultural planner and designer who has a background in art and architecture. In her role as Co-Executive Director she works with the community to implement innovative and engaging programming, revealing new possibilities for public space and cultivates the best visitor experience possible.
Monica Ramirez Hartmann is the Director of CoCrea (National agency for the development of the Creative Economy, Colombia) In 2016 she was appointed by the Mayor of Bogota as Director of a Cultural Agency responsible for the revitalization of the city center through cultural programs.
Laura Capobianco is a Senior Policy Advisor on Safe Public Spaces in the Ending Violence against Women and Girls Section, UN Women. Since 2012, she has contributed to the
development of a Global Framework on Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces and an accompanying global package of tools which is helping to support action in over 50 Safe Cities/Safe Public Space free of Violence against Women and Girls integrated programmes, spanning 32 countries, and adapted to context.