Lecture: “Public space / public life – an interaction – how to study and make room for it.”
She talks about her work studying public life and creating space for it.
The lecture is preceded by public presentation of the book “How to Study Public Life” at 5:30 pm in EKA lobby.
Birgitte Svarre is the co-author (with Jan Gehl) of the book “How to Study Public Life”. She has a MA on Modern Culture, a PhD in Architecture and is CEO at BARK, Copenhagen, a consultancy focused on strategic development of places with a focus on both people and places. BARK is owned by the Building Heritage Foundation. Until 2022, Birgitte Svarre has been with Gehl Architects for more than 14 years consulting cities mainly in Northern Europe on human centered planning, public space and public life, including as head of Gehl’s Cities team. She is currently part of the advisory board for lively city centers for the Danish Foundation Realdania.