Float Some Ideas With Democracy Lab at Grand Army Plaza

Photo by Kevin McElvaney via Brooklyn Public Library


A bubble-like pavilion will be touching down by the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Arch for a week of civic engagement.

Spacebuster — a mobile, inflatable pavilion that can fit 100 people — will be set up in Grand Army Plaza for Democracy Lab, from June 11 to 17. Stop by the translucent space during the seven days for 50 free programs, running the gamut from readings, concerts and debates to chair-making workshops. The common thread is a focus on public space, civic engagement and social justice.

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Photo via raumlaborberlin

You can join in on collective readings of the New York Times, bring your lunch for inspiring musical performances and learn more about the neighborhood and Prospect Park with guided walks. There are programs for the younger set too, with a focus on imagination and whimsy.

Democracy Lab at the Spacebuster is hosted by the Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with the Prospect Park Alliance, raumlaborberlin, Storefront for Art and Architecture and visitBerlin.

Programming takes place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily from Monday, June 11 to Sunday, June 17. For the full schedule of events, click here.

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