Connected By Design – Episode 2
While sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, we yearned for our favorite places. We realized that restaurants, coffee shops, concert venues, and even retailers mean more to us than their face value: we have an emotional connection to these spaces. Is this discovery inherent to human nature and if so, why? Join BDH's Vice President of Architecture Jeff Gears as he interviews thought leaders from various industries to uncover the emotional connection to the built environment.
In this episode, Jeff talks to Sara Joy Proppe, the founder of Proximity Project. With a background in creative placemaking and real estate development, Sara shares insight on the distinction between space and place, the human connection to third places, and the value of placemaking in the wake of COVID-19.