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Beth Scaccia

expansioneer, Freespace in San Francisco

[Freespace]: An Experiment in Creativity, Community, and Civic Innovation

PRESENTED ON MAY 14, 2015
IN ST JOSEPH @ VOL 1

What is possible when you give people SPACE and PERMISSION to create? Beth Scaccia shows us [Freespace]: a gathering place for people to come together, to create, teach, learn, and share the things which they are truly passionate about, and strengthen connections between individuals as well as communities through art, events, and long term projects.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Aug 4, 2015.

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Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens

BY MARIO RUEDA
@ PECHAKUCHA URBAN INNOVATION MONTH ON APR 01, 2014

"Shouldn't we all pay more attention to the space around us?"

In Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens from PechaKucha Urban Innovation Month Lisbon, Mario Rueda presents the importance of street artists within our local communities.

Many think of vandalism and graffiti when they hear the words "street art", but people like Mario see the city in a very different light. Public spaces are taken over by advertisements and corporations, but the artists, performers, and musicians who share their creativity and seek to delight fellow citizens are treated like criminals.

Book a Street Artist is a platform which seeks to empower artists and give back the city to citizens. 

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Playing Around: cultivating creativity in kids

BY LINDA MCINTOSH
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 25, 2015

Linda McIntosh is award-winning mixed-media collage artist exhibiting in Canada + Europe and is an active member of the Markham Group of Artists as Coordinator for collaborative art projects in the community. Her presentation talks about how important it is to cultivate curiosity and creativity with children from a young age. 

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The Hive | The Benefit of Community, Creativity, and Risk

BY REBECCA RIDNER
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 12, 2015

This is the story of Rebecca Ridner's desire for creativity produced a space and community for creative entrepreneurs in Knoxville, TN. 

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Reimagining the Civic Commons in Akron

BY KLYE KUTUCHIEF
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 06, 2016

Kyle Kutuchief shares on reimagining the Civic Commons in Akron. Kutuchief is the Program Director in Akron for Knight Foundation. He previously worked in development for the Austen BioInnovation Institute, Collaborent Group and the University of Akron. In 2014 Kutuchief served as President of Torchbearers, a young professionals organization focused on leadership development, community service, and talent attraction and retention. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Ohio State University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Akron.

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KnowHow / Youth Programs at the Intersection of Creativity and Critical Thinking

BY ELIZABETH WRIGHT
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 17, 2016

Elizabeth Wright presents "KnowHow" a local community organization that builds youth leadership and community engagement through the arts. KnowHow youth work at the intersection of creativity and critical thinking to engage with their communities, develop solutions to issues that affect their lives, and build vital life skills. Tonight, KnowHow adult allies  will share the inspiration and design behind this work, information about their many programs, and their dreams for the future of their organization and our city. 

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Creativity Builds Community

BY EDDIE LAM
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Local musician Eddie Lam shares highlights of his involvement in playing outside-the-box gigs and musical projects building communities and appreciation for independent artists. 

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An Experiment in Creativity

BY DAGMAR STANSOVA
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 14, 2018

As a screenwriter, poet and script doctor Dagmar Stansova wanted to improve her writing, to free up her mind and she thought a great way to do that would be to do something about which she has no preconceived notions or training. Dagmar chose painting. She will share twenty paintings and one of the poems that came out of her Experiment In Creativity. Her hope is to inspire others to do something they’ve never done before. The poem is called “Laundry Day” in memory of her father.

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Rediscovering Creativity at the School of Innovation

BY JENNIFER BRIGGS
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 05, 2019

Jennifer Briggs speaks on how her new role as Creative Manager at the School of Innovation (I-School) allowed her to rediscover her creativity and how it helped shape the trajectory of the I-School.

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Every Day Creativity

BY LUCY JEFFERIES
@ VOL 33 ON JUN 26, 2019

Lucy Jefferies shares about encouraging everyday creativity.