2015-16 Creative City Fellows
- The Creative City by Charles Landry p.11-31 (artists p. 15)
- Knight Cities: A conversation with Theaster Gates
- Healthy Arts Ecosystem By Createquity
- Introduction to the Tenderloin Museum & Walking Tours by Del Seymour
- Knight Cities: A conversation with Deborah Cullinan by Carol Coletta
- Creative but Poor? Yep, the ‘Creative Class’ Has Its Class Divide by Geoff Dembicki
- Why Middle-Class Americans Can’t Afford to Live in Liberal Cities by Derek Thompson
- SF Isn’t the Only Unaffordable City by Peter Lawrence Kane
In our project, Mapping Your Creative Landscape, we investigate constructive methods to address the perceived disconnect between the arts and tech sectors in the Bay and elsewhere; to demystify and scrutinize our perceptions of one another; and to collectively consider long term, empathic, and rational solutions to the issues we face together. We consider this project as an inquiry into preliminary models that might be replicated or furthered by others, as opposed to presenting solutions or concrete actions with desired outcomes.
Ultimately, our project does not aim to ‘reinvent the wheel’ regarding this hotly contested and highly visible debate, nor do we advance any potential solutions. Rather, our interest is in sustaining the conversation by having diverse sectors of the city (who typically may not interact) to come together, break bread and share constructive, respectful, and empathetic dialogue. Through this gesture, our intention is to embody the kind of empathic, compassionate values we hope that citizens of the Bay, new and old, will uphold moving forward – which we feel is an important statement in and of itself.
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