Cultural Evolution

Brendan Carr, Lord Mayor, City of Dublin, Ireland; Jeanne Gang, Founder and Principal, Studio Gang Architects; Theaster Gates, Founder, Rebuild Foundation, Director, Arts and Public Life, University of Chicago; Mary Miss, Founder, City as a Living Laboratory; Artist in Residence, New York City Department of Design and Construction; Oussama Rifahi, Board Member, Arab Fund for Arts and Culture. Moderated by Caroline Daniel.

Chicago Forum on Global Cities 2017: Thursday Plenaries and Flash Talks

How do cities keep cultures of the past alive, vibrant, and relevant while ensuring resources are available to nurture and support the emergence and growth of new city culture? How do artists use art, theater, and music to provoke a new dialogue about diversity and inclusion? How does public art transform the public’s understanding of global realities and redefine the use of public space? How does new technology help to increase access to the cultural heritage of cities – both across city neighborhoods and from the city to the regional?

Speaker Bio


1:30 p.m.

2:05 p.m.
Flashtalk - TBD

2:10 p.m.
Liveable City, Healthy World

3:20 p.m.

3:40 p.m.
Flashtalk - The Night Mayor

3:50 p.m.
Cultural Evolution

5:00 p.m.

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