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Social Innovation: Autumn Place Community Conversation with O+

  • Good Work Institute 65 St James St, Kingston, NY 12401 (map)
Kimberly Kae and students from GW at Keegan Mural

Kimberly Kae and students from GW at Keegan Mural


"Today, social innovation is as important, and maybe more important than, techno-scientific and business innovations. Because these social innovations tend to be grass roots efforts developed from the bottom up, the top needs to help cultivate them or risk crushing them. This danger exists because these grass-roots efforts are currently not recognized for their potential in quite the same way as are other, more established types of innovation."― Ezio Manzini

How can creativity be integrated into public planning and why should it be? How can the public identify as co-creators in urban design? What even is social art practice?  How does art activate public space? These and other big questions and criticism will be explored together at Instar Lodge’s upcoming FREE public Autumn Place Community Conversation, co-hosted with Good Work Institute at O+ Positive Festival, October 7th at 3:00pm.  This particular conversation will be dynamic as it is woven into the O+ annual festival bringing together artists, musicians and healthcare providers for a radical experience of bartering talents, talk about social innovation!  During this conversation, participants will be touring the murals that have been painted and will be being painted this weekend in Kingston as part of the festival.

Some book titles that lead to this month’s Community Conversation include: Design, When Everybody Designs: An Introduction to Design for Social Innovation by Enzio Manzini, Place/Culture/Representation by Routledge, and What We Made: Conversations on Art and Social Cooperation by Tom Finkelpearl.

 These books and others inspire the prompts for this month’s walking Community Conversation.

OCTOBER 7th, 3:00pm at Good Work Institute in Kingston, NY. 


Additional RSVPS, wristbands available by donation

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Earlier Event: September 30
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Later Event: October 16
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