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  • Biweekly, Thursday, 2 - 4, Week 1    Space Available
    Room 5

This workshop will focus on famous public squares like Red, Tiananmen, Tahrir, Trafalgar, Nathan Phillips, or Piazza Navonna and new ones to discover. We plan to examine the architecture as well as their historical, social, and political significance. A suggestion list will be provided (or you may choose your own) and each participant will be asked to prepare a 20-minute illustrated presentation followed by group discussion. Throughout the workshop we will explore the importance of public squares, how they have changed over time, and what the future holds for them.


Gillian Long (  has always enjoyed travel and history as well as architecture. She hopes that this new workshop will enhance her enjoyment.

Yvette Matyas (  worked for more than 20 years in health care administration, including leading teams and facilitating retreats. She has co-facilitated architecture workshops for several years, as well as workshops on aging and dance.

Workshop Notes:

Introductory Letter

Summary of Public Squares

Suggested Squares for Presentation

Architecture Presentation Schedule