Site Visits: Feb 22 – Mar 2
3288 Marjan Drive, Atlanta, GA 30340
Tuesday, February 22, 2-4PM
(Wear clothing appropriate to walk through some nature!)
Ballethnic Dance Company
2587 Cheney Street, East Point, GA 30344
Wednesday, March 2, 11am – 1PM
We Love Buford Highway
Plaza Fiesta and Chinatown Mall
Monday, February 28, 2-4PM
Not able to make your team’s site visit time? If you want to see the site, check with your team after the visit about what public areas you can see on your own. We will also ask the organizations for public events you can attend (even if you do go on the site visit!). But we can’t organize a second visit — the organization is only signed up to give us the one site visit time.
Class 2: March 8, 2022 (9AM to 3PM)
Location: ARC’s Harry West Conference Center, 229 Peachtree Center, Atlanta, GA
Day 2: Centering Lived Experiences
Each community and its individual members has their own lived experience that varies based on geographical history, socioeconomic background, and identity. In honoring these experiences, there is power in storytelling and its ability to create empathy around the impacts of the past, present, and future.
Lauren Radman, Midtown Alliance – Lauren@midtownatl.com
– Lauren’s Presentation
– Midtown Bus Stop Enhancements RFP
Walis Johnson, Artist/Researcher – firstname.lastname@example.org
– Walis’s Presentation
– Red Line Archive site
– Red Line Labyrinth video
Rachel Will, ARC
– Self-Reflexivity Presentation
Teams will have more time to gather and generate ideas in person. By the end of the day teams should have a narrative and organizing framework for their projects. Projects will be informed by speakers on centering lived experience and self-reflexivity.
– Review Arts in Planning Handbook section on Centering Lived Experience
– Review Team Seafoam and Team Scarlet presentations from ALMA 2021
– Develop your presentations outside of class
– Use the project evaluation rubric as a guide
Class 3: March 23, 2022 (9AM to 3PM)
Day 3: Prioritizing Creative Involvement
The existence and celebration of arts and culture is a foundation of community identity, and creatives have long played a central role in their communities in the context of public artwork and performance. Centering creatives as active partners in community planning and engagement initiatives can lead to a thoughtful, innovative, and successful implementation of project ideas that bring excitement and originality to the final product.
Roberto Bedoya, City of Oakland
Creative Strategists in Government program description
Creative Community Engagement – Spectrum of Engagement Matrix
Prework: Bring a brief written description (in the 50-to-150-word range) of an engagement activity or process – that you’ve experience, dreamt up, or looked up! We’ll be asking you to cut-and-paste it into a shared document as part of small group discussion.
Team-to-Team Feedback: Teams will present a draft of their presentation to one other group who will give them feedback.