This is part of the Pittsburgh Humanities Festival. Purchase a Festival Concurrent Sessions Pass to attend this event.
This event is presented by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.
Explore storytelling and conversation, artmaking and artviewing as intentional processes that bring people together to build a better shared future.
Panelists will describe their work in documentary film, creative placemaking, and humanities-based resident engagement in a conversation moderated by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Columnist and Associate Editor Tony Norman.
Chris Ivey, a seasoned filmmaker in Pittsburgh, created the East of Liberty documentary series, which explores issues of race and class and addresses resident’s fears about gentrification.
Jason Schupbach oversees design and creative placemaking grantmaking and partnerships at the National Endowment for the Arts, including Our Town and Design Art Works grants, the Mayor’s Institute on City Design, the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design, and the NEA’s federal agency collaborations related to community development.
Lindsay Houpt-Varner, a historian, directs Greater Carlisle Heart & Soul, an initiative to strengthen Greater Carlisle through storytelling and community engagement, using the Orton Family Foundation’s nationally recognized Community Heart & Soul® method.