2020 SEGD Wayfinding & Placemaking Event

As professionals who design and build experiential spaces, our work connects people to place in myriad meaningful ways. In the midst of a multiple global crises, public spaces are problematic, and wayfinding and placemaking solutions need to extend beyond creating navigable and compelling spaces to provide greater safety, security, and peace of mind for users.

In this moment, we are called to reimagine public spaces: How do we communicate and create places that engage and connect, when gathering is a risk and possible futures are unclear? SEGD’s “Wayfinding + Placemaking NOW” is a virtual mini-series that seeks to answer these questions, and more.

Spanning two half-day sessions, public policy experts and designers, including SEGD Global Design Award-winners, will reveal their solutions for connecting—in all ways—to place. We’ll explore recent projects that capitalize on local community resources and assets, available technologies, and in-depth research, and will look at fresh approaches to inclusion, accessibility, safety, education, and universal design.

Let Wayfinding + Placemaking NOW be your essential guide to designing powerful public places today; register now.

Join us virtually for the SEGD 2020 Wayfinding and Placemaking Event
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Paul Tabouré
Paul Taboure
Nick Kapica
Dagnija Balode
Dagnija Balode
Charlie Bromley
Charlie Bromley
Mohammed Jogie
Mohammed Jogie
Despina Macris is a Director at Dotdash Wayfinding in Brisbane, Australia
Despina Macris
Sherwood Choe
Sherwood Choe
Inguna Elere Design Studio H2E, Co-founder and Chief Design Officer
Inguna Elere
Mindy Thompson Fullilove
Mindy Thompson Fullilove
Headshot of Paula Scher
Paula Scher
Jemma Radick
Jemma Radick
Baarish Date
Baarish Date
Manuel Miranda
Manuel Miranda
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Wayfinding + Placemaking NOW Redux

Wayfinding + Placemaking NOW Redux

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SEGD’s two-day mini-series, Wayfinding + Placemaking NOW, addressed the design of wayfinding systems and public spaces that feel safe and welcoming in our current global crises: the health pandemic, social unrest, economic volatility, and environmental decline. This is the moment when designers are being called on to reimagine public spaces, and present solutions for engaging and connecting to the places that surround us. The responses were illuminating.

Designing for Safety in Riga, Latvia

Global Discussions on Designing for Safety

Watch: CDO/Creative Lead Ingūna Elere, and Chief Business Officer Dagnija Balode, of Design Studio H2E (Riga, Latvia) talk about the current pandemic's affect on design paradigms, part of the second day of Wayfinding + Placemaking NOW. The Global Roundtable Discussion begins at 11:15 AM EDT on Thursday, September 17.

2020 SEGD Wayfinding + Placemaking NOW, Sept. 17-18

2020 SEGD Wayfinding + Placemaking NOW, Coming Sept. 17-18

How do professionals who design and build experiential spaces create spaces that engage and connect people, when gathering is a risk and possible futures are unclear? SEGD’s two-day event fosters dialogues on designing public spaces that feel safe and welcoming amid the current global turmoil.

Touring The High Line In NYC

Touring The High Line—2020 SEGD Wayfinding + Placemaking NOW

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What if we told you that 2020 Wayfinding + Placemaking NOW will feature a virtual tour of the High Line in New York City, by none other than SEGD Fellow Paula Scher herself, the brains behind the design?! Hold onto your swivel chairs ladies and gents; it's happening!

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