CIVIC ARTS SERIES
What is the practice of community building? Who plans neighborhood future? Urban planning as art, not science!
This series of gatherings explores creative practice as community building along with the art of formal planning. We'll talk to artists who's practice shapes neighborhood futures and planning professionals who employ more creative strategies in their work. In addition to talks and lectures, this series will step out beyond traditional formats into workshops and group art projects.
The Project is supported by the Salzburg Global
Forum for Young Cultural Innovators.
In community building, arts work, and life, there are lots of contradictions. Sometimes these seem especially prominent when you realize you are both an individual and a part of a greater whole. How do we take care of ourselves, but also our neighbors, our communities, the cities where we live... the world. We’ll have a facilitated exercise exploring how we can “move from the overlaps.” Inspired by @vent_diagrams!!
What happens when residential homes become spaces for art? How does this impact the neighborhood? How is this different (or the same) in South Africa v. the U.S.? Join us for a discussion between Palesa & Siphiwe Ngwenya (Maboneng Township Arts Experience, South Africa) and Gina Reichert & Mitch Cope (Power House Productions, Detroit) to explore what it means to build community at the neighborhood scale through home housed art and performance.