March Programming from Our Regional Partners

Published in Programs.

Spring is coming soon, and with it new programmatic offerings from across the city, state, and country. We encourage you to check them out!


Thursday, March 4, 6 pm

The Future of Cities

The city is where creativity and economy, community and culture, innovation and technology all come together to flourish. With more than half of the world’s population living in cities and growing, how can we make our cities more livable, smarter, more resilient, greener, and equitable? Cities are our largest collective cultural artifacts, and their strategic reconception is crucial to our future. Join Lifetime Learning and the UVA School of Architecture’s Dean Ila Berman and faculty members Tim Beatley, Shiqiao Li, Mona El Khafif, and Brian Davis as they discuss the future of our cities and how post-COVID, our cities will endure.

Free and open to the public. Register Here.


Thursday, March 4 and Thursday, March 11

Cultural Bridge: Gardens as Community Connectors

Public and community gardens are indispensable resources that contribute to the joy, safety, beauty, and camaraderie of their neighborhoods. They are assets for horticultural and environmental education and part of a civic bond that knits together a strong social fabric. Cultural organizations are beginning to recognize public landscapes as tools for community outreach and bridge-building. Community garden organizations have grown tremendously over the past decade and are essential to achieve food sovereignty and an empowered sense of environmental justice and dignity. Learn more in this two-part miniseries (Black Landscapes Matter and A Significant Public Landscape in Oakland) from the Garden Conservancy.

Register Here: Garden Conservancy members 0r general public


Monday, March 8, 1 pm

The Advent of Women Architectural Professionals: A US-UK Comparative Perspective

This webinar, sponsored by the newly organized SAH Women in Architecture Affiliate Group and SAHGB’s Women‘s Architectural Historians’ Network , brings together panelists from the US and the UK to discuss the circumstances–social, political, cultural, educational–during which women began to enter architecture as a professionalized and licensed practice at the turn of the twentieth century. Taking a comparative view, the webinar considers whether this phenomenon could be attributed to the change in lifestyles and attitudes towards women‘s work in modernity, a change in the attitude towards women‘s education, or other factors. Was it linked to a new social consciousness instigated by consecutive waves of feminist activity? Did women’s presence disrupt the masculine construction of the professional persona of the architect?

Free and open to the public. Register Here.


Thursday, March 11, 4:30 pm

Welcome to Snowtown: Exploring a Lost Neighborhood

Snowtown was a small, mixed-race neighborhood in mid-1800s Providence.  It was the site of a racially motivated mob attack in the fall of 1831, but it was also home; first to poor Black and white laborers and later to waves of migrants, sailors, extra-legal entrepreneurs, and widowed mothers. By the end of the 19th century, the Snowtown community had been displaced by railroad construction and urban development, including construction of the RI State House.

The Snowtown Project Research Team is working to recover the history of this diverse community.  They will discuss people, places and memory as well as the artifacts excavated at the Snowtown site, with time for audience questions.

Free and open to the public. Register here or view the John Nicholas Brown Center’s full spring program schedule here.


Through Monday, March 15

Natures Wonders: Paintings by Native American Wampanoag Artist Deborah Spears Moorehead

The work of Deborah Spears Moorehead, one of the featured artists in PPS’s Sites and Stories Explored project, will be exhibited at Providence City Hall in their 2nd floor gallery through Monday, March 15. Read her artist statement here.

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