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BostonAPP/Lab: Art in Public Places

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Catalysts for Creating New -- and Strengthening Existing -- Social Networks via Public Arts

• How – and at what scale – can art in public places heal communities?
• What – and where – are the opportunities for implementing such art?
• What are some necessary characteristics of “collection points” that bring together the arts and the public?
• How can such initiatives be sustained?
These questions, and others, will be the focus of this workshop, taking place during a period in which healing is critical. We’ll examine this subject from multiple perspectives and contexts, with opening input from the worlds of music, light art and technology, and public health.
Helping to establish this framework will be: Courtney Grey, Founder, Kilombo Novo Indigenous Healing Arts; Rebecca Strauss, Music Director, Riverview Chamber Players; Bevan Weissman, Co-Founder, New American Public Art.
We invite you to join us in brainstorming new initiatives in the arena of arts in public spaces:
• How would you -- informed by your environment, profession, community, personal perspective – apply them to create your own “catalysts?”
• What are your definitions or illustrations of “healing” – at whatever scale?
• Where can those definitions or illustrations take places?
• Who participates?
“Collaboration,” someone wrote, “is not about gluing together existing egos. It’s about the ideas that never existed until after everyone entered the room.”
Which pretty much describes what to expect.
Meetings are free and open to all, but RSVPs are essential.

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