On Cities and Creativity

On Cities and Creativity: A Conversation

With Olga Garay-English, Steven D. Lavine, Kelley Lindquist and Eui-sung Yi

Launching an ongoing series of investigations into the role of creativity in contemporary life, CalArts President Steven D. Lavine hosts a panel discussion that centers on the question “What is the overarching role of artists in civic life and creative placemaking?” Joining the conversation are Kelley Lindquist, the president of Artspace in Minneapolis and a developer of affordable artist housing throughout the U.S.; Eui-sung Yi, a principal at Morphosis Architects and the director of the Now Institute at UCLA; and Olga Garay-English, the executive director of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA). Together, they explore issues of gentrification, reclamation and the artists’ influence and impact on today’s urban fabric. In addition, the panel examines the ideas and opportunities driving the Broadway Arts Center, a proposed mixed-use development containing a black-box theater, an art gallery, creative commercial space and affordable housing for artists in downtown Los Angeles.

NOTE: Thom Mayne, orginally scheduled to participate in the program, will not appear.

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TUE 4/9
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff