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Discover some of these holiday facts that you might not have known about before!
A motorcycle accident leads to the amputation of a leg. If it happens in, say, Washington, DC, the hospital might offer several choices of prosthetic limbs, most likely covered by insurance. If, however, you live in a poorer country where the average income is $4 a day or even less, the options are...
The above quote is from Chairman Chu's remarks at " Creative Placemaking: The Role of Arts in Community Development ," which took place yesterday in Washington, DC. Held in part to celebrate the launch of our new book How to Do Creative Placemaking: An Action-Oriented Guide to Arts in Community...
When a friend visiting from Philadelphia compared Whitesburg, Kentucky, to Stars Hollow, all she got from us was a blank stare. Turns out Stars Hollow is the setting of Gilmore Girls : a small idyllic town, rural and intimate, yet diverse and open-minded. When our friend arrived in Whitesburg—a...
A round-up of inspirational quotes to motivate us to work on our art.
It sounds simple enough. An arts organization or a community based-organization (a nonprofit that works locally to improve life for residents) is interested in doing a project that uses the arts to help advance a social issue. It could be centered on a placemaking effort in a neighborhood or...
Portrait of man wearing dark glass frames in front of a bookcase.
Rob Giampietro's early passion for design was catalyzed by an interest in computers. Giampietro, who is creative lead at Google Design, said that working with design programs as a teenager...
Woman at podium.
While most people think of vast swathes of wilderness when they think of the National Park Service (NPS), the agency’s mandate also covers cultural resources, including historic landmarks, such as...
Portrait of Chris Gerdes in front of U.S. flag.
Chris Gerdes might not be reinventing the wheel, but he is certainly reinventing the way we use it. Gerdes is a professor of mechanical engineering at Stanford University, and director...
Native-American man at podium in front of large wooden carving.
It is commonly said that the arts are so entwined with Native-American communities that many Native languages don’t even have a word for “art.” “From the day they’re born, [Native...

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