Future of Gowanus Discussion at Brooklyn Historical Society Wednesday Evening

On Wednesday evening, May 17, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society, in partnership with the Van Alen Institute, will present a panel discussion, “Gowanus’ Triple Bypass: Change Through Art, Design, and the Environment.”

Once an artery of commerce and industry, the Gowanus neighborhood has become emblematic of change and the forces impacting the Brooklyn experience: grassroots arts, environmental remediation, and real estate speculation.

Panelists will be: Abby Subak, director of Arts Gowanus; architet and developer Jared Della Valle; David Briggs, executive director of Gowanus By Design; and Dr. Philip Silva, “an environmental researcher, advocate, and educator,” as well as co-founder of TreeKIT. The discussion will be moderated by Joseph Alexiou, author of Gowanus: Brooklyn’s Curious Canal.

Admission is $5, or free for BHS members; purchase or reserve tickets here.

Photo: Claude Scales

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