Hosted by the Mural Arts Institute and the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation at Drexel University, this symposium asks how organizations can use public art as a catalyst for community engagement, leadership, and stewardship in advancing sustainable solutions to a range of environmental challenges and opportunities.
Our speakers bring a variety of perspectives and experiences to the intersection of artistic practice and the environment.
9:30AM Registration and coffee
10:15AM Conversation with Artist Stacy Levy & Curator and Scholar Patti Phillips
11:15AM Presentation from Writer and Scholar Carl Zimring
1PM Welcome Back
1:15PM Interactive Session with Wholistic.art
2PM Presentation from Community Catalyst Stephanie Gidigbi
3:15PM Conversation with Bartram’s Garden Executive Director Maitreyi Roy & The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education Executive Director Mike Weilbacher
4PM Conversation and Interactive Session with Mural Arts Environmental Justice Initiative Founder Shari Hersh, architect and urban researcher Mateo Fernández, Sulay Sosa, & the collective Basurama
Registration includes coffee, lunch, and a light reception.
The Mural Arts Institute is funded by the JPB Foundation and The Kresge Foundation. The Art of Sustainability is offered as part of a broader Art & Environment Capacity-Building Initiative.