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Nina Berg, Principle of Flagg Street Studio and Matthew Boyes-Watson, Principle of Flagg Street Studio will highlight two recent design projects, Safe Supply and Starlight Square, that successfully responded to COVID-19. Safe Supply turned a public courtyard into a COVID-conscious outdoor market to provide local farmers, food producers, and community members with a safe, shopping alternative during the height of the pandemic. Starlight Square transformed a parking lot for cars into a place for people by framing space for arts and cultural performance, economic development, and mutual aid. Both centered the same premise and responded the same question. We knew COVID-19 made it unsafe to be indoors, so we asked, how do we transition the essential parts of our communities and economies outdoors, so services and experiences can continue? For both projects, we used simple, reversible materials to frame space and provide opportunity.