Sketch notes by Alson Chiu from Sketch Effect
Join us as we begin the week with the beautiful and meaningful poetry of Hannah Drake. She will read and relate her poem, Spaces.
The Color of Equity: Do We Know It When We See It?
Racism and inequity are deeply – and sometimes not so deeply – embedded in cultural, social and economic institutions and systems. When we peel away layers, what do we see and still not see? This session explores equity and persistent questions surrounding inequities that typically arise in placemaking and other cultural work. How do we question assumptions embedded in our work? How do different people understand and live in place? Whose cultural practices are recognized as “art” and whose are not? Who is responsible for recognizing inequities and for designing and assessing equitable creative placemaking practices? This session explores our understanding of place-based work and recognizing and naming inequitable practices.
Discussion and Reflection
Participants are invited to discuss the themes that arose during the plenary and reflect on their meaning to different states and different aspects of placemaking and placekeeping. Facilitators will invite participants to bring their own ideas and experiences into the discussion through whole-group and breakout room conversations.
This session was not recorded.