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By the People: Designing a Better America is a call to action to create more inclusive, equitable, healthy, and just places—to design an ecosystem of opportunity for all people across the country. By the People is the third exhibition in Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s socially...
Here's a roundup of some free digital apps to let you create art on the go!
Some of the most exciting creative work taking place in the country is not seen on stages, in concert halls, or museums. It is happening in city administrative offices, in departments of long-range planning, community relations, transportation, and others. There, artists are using their expertise...
We talk with arts leader Milton Rhodes about Winston-Salem, North Carolina's emerging role as a hub for arts and innovation.
Former NEA Chairmen celebrate the legacy of the NEA's fourth chairman, Frank Hodsoll.
Explore Community Engaged Design with interviews and other resources from our May co-convening with the Surdna Foundation.
I don't typically call myself a community engaged designer although my practice, Urban Planning for the American City, seeks to resolve the conditions of urban injustice and set a broad and inclusive table for engagement and action. However, these same objectives are most commonly associated with...
The 15th International Architecture Biennale opens up in Venice, May 28. Learn about the event and a new exhibition presenting architectural projects for Detroit.
"The arts illuminate a city through a unique lens. There isn’t a template for what a successful community is supposed to look like. If you’ve seen one community, you’ve only seen one community . The arts help us see what's exceptional about where we live." -Jane Chu Learn how the arts and creative...
R. Henry Reese likes to tell the story of Queequeg, Ishmael’s heavily tattooed, tomahawk-wielding bedmate in Moby Dick . Although Ishmael is initially terrified to discover he is sharing quarters at the Spouter Inn with what he determines to be a cannibal, Queequeg quickly reveals his gentle soul...

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