Friday April 8, 2011 (7pm-9pm)
Saturday April 9, 2011 (10am-4pm)
Anchorage Museum auditorium and classrooms.
The symposium is free, though space is limited. See registration details below.

The COMMON SPACE Symposium is open to everyone with an interest in the use of communal space, which includes:

  • Professionals such as artists, architects, designers, planners and community leaders.
  • Entrants in the COMMON SPACE Statewide Design Challenge.
  • Members of the general public who care about the vibrancy and vitality of their communities.

The symposium is free, though registration is required. You may join us for either or both days. On Saturday, lunch will be provided by the Alaska Design Forum.


Friday April 8 | 7pm-9pm

Learn the impact of projects in public spaces from visiting artists Candy Chang, Hasan Elahi, Iain Kerr (SPURSE), Blaine Merker and Adam Green (REBAR), and Mauricio Pezo & Sofia von Ellrichshausen.

These Design Lab artist teams will give presentations on their respective bodies of work. Reception to follow.

Saturday April 9 | 10am-4pm

Please enter through the C Street entrance and let museum admissions staff know that you’re attending the COMMON SPACE symposium. You won’t be charged for museum admission.

In the morning, design challenge entrants share brief, 3-minute presentations on their entries. Following these presentations, we’ll announce the three winners of the design challenge.

During the lunch period, the five Design Lab artist teams will give 10-minute presentations on their upcoming projects in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau and Nome. Lunch is provided.

In the afternoon, we’ll break into work sessions with the five guest artists. All symposium attendees can participate by sharing, exploring and developing ideas and visions for communal space.


There is no charge for this event. You’re welcome to attend either or both days. Registration is closed.