Public Service Hall, Tbilisi

Susanna and I are back in Tbilisi after spending a year in Columbia, SC. There’s been a lot of new construction. One eye-grabbing building is the Public Service Hall. It is a -1-stop location of all kinds of social services. I asked a friend and she said it was amazingly efficient. She needed some help with her son’s Georgian passport and she was in and out in 10 minutes. The inside is very large and can serve many people at once. The design is completely open, which may make for noise problems, but it is interesting–lots of different organic shaped sections. See here: http://psh.gov.ge/?lang_id=ENG and here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Service_HallBridge to Public Services building_sm

Public Services building_inside_sm

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About keithrkenney
Keith Kenney is a professor of visual communication at the University of South Carolina. He is living in Tbilisi, Georgia, for a year. This blog is about several topics. "CSJMM-Journalism" is about the students, faculty and staff members of the Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management in Tbilisi, Georgia. "USC-Journalism" is about the students, faculty and staff members of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SJMC) at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. CSJMM and SJMC are recipients of a "Journalism School Partnership" program grant from the US Department of State. The purpose of this $750,000 grant is to improve CSJMM and ensure its sustainability. "Tbilisi, Georgia" is about Susanna Melo and my experiences in Tbilisi. "Columbia, SC" will be about our experiences in our home town--Columbia--when we return home. "Georgia" is about Susanna and my experiences when we travel in Georgia outside of Tbilisi. "United States" is about our experiences traveling in the US. "Films and Photography" is about two documentary films I'm working on in Georgia. One story follows how Adishi handles the rapid tourism that is being developed in Svaneti. The other story follows Tamaz Jalagania, who is a craftsman of swords and guns, an opera singer, and an extraordinary storyteller. "Scholarship" is about my current books, articles, reviews, and grants.

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