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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...
Amanda Williams works at the intersection of visual arts and architecture as a way to help her city thrive.
Quote from NEA Chairman Jane Chu's welcoming remarks made at the Congressional Maker Caucus event.
In our most popular blog post of 2015, NEA staff shared why the arts are important to them.
A group of people standing around a newly build table.
What if, by tapping an artist's creativity, we could re-envision community and corporate dilemmas, and how we solve them? That's a question that Theo Edmonds thinks could change the world...
Woman standing with a bunch of ceramic renditions of her.
A few blocks from Lake Michigan in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the Kohler Company factory floor vibrates with the industrial maelstrom of production. The hiss and thump of machines mix with the...
President Barack Obama on the importance of artists and the American creative spirit.

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