FRESH TALK on Women, Arts and Social Change
The Ohio Advisory Group of NMWA invited designers, architects, artists, arts patrons, and students to think creatively about the impact of the arts and design on communities and economies. Staged in the iconic MOCA Cleveland on April 12, 2017, the conversation was led by women who are changing the landscape of Cleveland through bold urban design and public art initiatives, including: Marika Shioiri Clark, Global Designer for Social Impact and Principal of SOSHL Studio; Jennifer Coleman, Architect and Senior Program Officer for the Arts at the Gund Foundation; Lillian Kuri, Strategic Innovator through Arts and Design and Vice President of the Cleveland Foundation; Terry Schwarz, Director of the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative at Kent State University and Founder of its Shrinking City Institute; and Ann Zoller, Local and National Advocate for revitalizing public spaces and long-time Executive Director of LAND Studio.
After a keynote speech by Lillian Kuri and a conversation moderated by NMWA Director, Susan Fisher Sterling, the exchange of ideas continued during a Catalyst Cocktail Hour, which was fueled by a delicious buffet, wine, and conversation starter questions. Can I Quote You? cards engaged the audience in new ways and enabled all participants to add their voices to the conversation.