Creative Placemaking Forum for
Professional Artists and Graduate Arts and Design Majors
April 13th, 6-9 PM
Hosted by the joint Rutgers-N/NJIT Theatre program on the campus of NJIT
What is Creative Placemaking?
Creative placemaking is the deliberate integration of arts and culture into community development work bringing artists to the table, helping to design land-use, equitable and sustainable strategies and places where people want to
live, work and play.
What is “deliberative culture” and how can I participate in it?
Led by: Elizabeth Sowell-Zak–Award winning Painter, Speaker, Artist Organizer
How can I apply my artist skill sets in the Civic Engagement capacity?
Led by: Gianfranco Archimede—Photographer specializing in cultural landscapes, architecture and negotiating value of historic places; Director of Historic Preservation and cultural resource management for the City of Paterson
How can I become an agent of change and help transform the community?
Led by: Susan Pellegrini—Video Artist—Producer/Director, Synergy Productions
How does all of this create a larger market for my art and a new professional pathway?
Led by: Larry Tobias–Theatre artist—Actor, Musician, Composer, Director, Writer, Producer
“Real World” Bits
“The Importance of Creative Placemaking in Transit Oriented Development Neighborhoods”
Colette Santasieri, PhD., Director, Strategic Initiatives, NJ Innovation Institute/NJ Institute of Technology
“Arts-Based conflict resolution strategies”
Krzysztof Czyżewski, Urban Civic Initiative Visiting Professor–Director, The Borderland Foundation, International Center for Dialogue, Krasnagruda,Poland
Let’s Talk About It!
Why not come and share the conversation? This evening is sure to stretch your mind, set the wheels turning and open up a new world of possibilities for you!
Registration is required and seating is limited! I want to join the Conversation!