HomeLand Lab: Exploring the Intersection of Public Space and Homelessness
Brice Maryman is a 2017 recipient of the $25,000 LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership. His project explores the spatial manifestations of homelessness on the landscape, documents current management approaches, and aims to offer comprehensive, community‐based spatial strategies to create better, more successful public spaces for all.
As part of his research, Brice has created the HomeLand Lab podcast. Available at homelandlab.com or on iTunes, the podcast invites listeners to engage in a wide-ranging conversation on homelessness and public space. With a diversity of perspectives, Brice hopes that a more nuanced and productive conversation can emerge about the profound relationship between homelessness and public space.
In the first five episodes, he has spoken with politicians, people who have experienced homelessness, designers, academics and public space managers, each of whom has offered intelligent, insights about the state of poverty and homelessness in American public spaces today.