Cezanne Charles

Dir of Creative Industries
Creative Many Michigan

Cézanne Charles is a designer, curator and researcher working on design, technology, social justice and public policy for future-making. Charles is the Director of Creative Industries for Creative Many Michigan, leading its programs that provide the knowledge, funding, networks and advocacy needed to empower the practices of artists, designers, designer-makers and creative technologists within the state. http://www.creativemany.org @ce_wonk

Cezanne also co-founded with John Marshall rootoftwo, a research and practice-driven hybrid design studio formed in 1998. rootoftwo work to create a condition where we can perceive ourselves, the here and now, and the future differently. rootoftwo makes social objects, experiences, and works for the public realm - typically at the scale of devices, furniture or small buildings. Their projects are designed to disrupt and reframe systems, networks and infrastructure. http://www.rootoftwo.com @rootoftwo

She serves on the Detroit Creative Corridor Center UNESCO Detroit City of Design Stewardship Board and the Board of Directors of Allied Media Project. Charles has a Masters of Public Administration from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy University of Michigan.

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