Schools and libraries are central elements of Hartford’s built environment, and this panel seeks to explore how the educational spaces in our community impact our experiences of learning and our understanding of the city around us. Experts Beth Schiavino-Narvaez (Superintendent, Hartford Schools) Matt Poland (CEO, Hartford Public Library), Tim Sullivan (Assistant Superintendent, CREC), Tyler Smith (Founding Director of the Hartford Architecture Conservancy and Preservation Architect) and moderator Dr. James Thompson (Superintendent, Bloomfield Public Schools) will begin the conversation about education and the built environment with some of these questions: How does the decision to restore and renovate (as opposed to tear down and rebuild) affect the institutions that inhabit these new/old spaces? How does location impact learning? Is there an architectural model that schools should use? How do transformed spaces impact the transformed roles and missions of public learning organizations?
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