We are pleased to introduce you to this year's Placemaking Personalities! These inspired local and national thought leaders will deliver engaging talks that share their placemaking trials and triumphs and inspire you on your creative placemaking journey!
5 to 10 on Hennepin: A Case Study in Participatory Program Design
Joan Vorderbruggen, Hennepin Theatre Trust / Minneapolis, Minn.
Learn how 5 to 10’s inclusive design approach has effectively engaged the community by deepening and expanding relationships to become part of a comprehensive public safety plan both downtown and nationally.
Promoting Healthy Communities with the Porch Light Program
Nadia Malik, Mural Arts / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Malik will offer insight into building cross-sector partnerships, collaborating with community leaders and creating accessible spaces for creative expression that use participatory public art to advance community health outcomes.
Roots, Routes and Ruptures: Mapping Towards One Another
Dr. Tamara Butler, Womxn of Color Initiative of MSU / East Lansing, Mich.
How might we use stories to understand our connections to one another? Dr. Butler will share what artists, her local community, her students and women from her South Carolina community have taught her about placemaking.