Illustrated Map

TUESDAY OCT 13

Plenary

Sketch notes by Alson Chiu from Sketch Effect

2:00pm-3:30pm EDT

Performance

Join us as we begin the week with the beautiful and meaningful poetry of Hannah Drake. She will read and relate her poem, Spaces

International Arts+Mind Article: Occupying Space is the Protest 

Hannah

Drake 

Artist / Activist

Louisville, KY

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.

Kiley

Arroyo (moderator)

Founding Director

Cultural Strategies Council

Asali DeVan

Ecclesiastes

Chief Executive Officer

Efforts of Grace

Theresa

Hwang

Director

Department of Places

Dee

Davis

President

Rural Strategies

Break

3:30pm-4:00pm EDT

Discussion and Reflection

4:00pm-5:30pm EDT

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. 

Resources

Follow-up Questions

Danette

McCarthy

Creative

Civic Leader

Rachel Austin

Bernstein

Founder

Love Labor Project

Leah

Nelson

ln/nubia

Cultural Catalyst

Sandy

Agustin

Creative Navigator/

Facilitator/Artist

Benjamin

Alfaro

Co-founder

Louder Than a Bomb

Niara

Williams

Artist

Activist