Talk-It Hennepin Workshop: Coming, Going, and Staying on Hennepin Avenue
Saturday, May 12, 9:30am – 12:30pm
FAIR School, Downtown
10 S. 10th St., Minneapolis
With Hennepin Avenue as the central point, local artists and urban designers will ask workshop participants to walk up and down the Avenue, lead them to visualize challenges and suggest problem-solving ideas.
Speaker Bio: Charles Landry is an internationally renowned authority on urban futures and the use of creative approaches to achieve farsighted aims. Landry helps cities transform their thinking to assess their potential afresh, working as a 'critical friend' to inspire, stimulate, challenge and facilitate. He combines a global perspective with an acute sense of what matters locally and grounds ideas in practical projects. His highly acclaimed book, The Art of City Making (2006), focuses on how cities can be more creative for the world, so that the energies of individuals and companies can be aligned with global responsibilities, building on his original ideas in The Creative City: A Toolkit for urban innovators. The creative city is now a global movement to rethink the planning, development and management of cities. Landry founded the think tank Comedia in 1978, which pioneered the connection between culture, creativity and city transformation.
RSVP below for the Saturday, May 12 conversation at the FAIR School, Downtown.