Reimagining the Civic Commons

Mar 12, 2018 |


Carol Coletta

The Kresge Foundation

Gia Biagi

Studio Gang

Theaster Gates

Rebuild + University Of Chicago

Kathryn Ott Lovell

City of Philadelphia

Our civic assets were once the pride of our communities. Our libraries, parks, community centers, and schoolyards served rich and poor alike as neutral ground where common purpose was nurtured. But as communities became segmented by income, technology advanced and needs changed, support for civic assets declined. Americans spend less time together in social settings, trust each other less and interact less with people whose life experiences are different.

Social interaction among people of different backgrounds, ages, incomes and interests is central to expanding economic opportunity.

Primary Access: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session