In adaptable and humor-filled talks, Shawn Micallef uses striking examples from his extensive travels to cities around the world to show us why and how cities can be great. With grace, wit, and counterintuitive thinking, Micallef touches on local economies, public space, art and architecture. Micallef leaves audiences with a new appreciation of—and a clutch of practical solutions for—cities around the world, as well as their own.
Join Denver Arts and Venues for an inspiring morning of city-building and idea generation, and discovering new ways to stimulate our community.
FREE EVENT, but registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/imagine-2020-speaker-series-art-the-city-tickets-19050929844
About Shawn Micallef:
Shawn Micallef has created a career around thinking about cities and culture. He’s an urban columnist at Canada’s largest newspaper, The Toronto Star, and an editor and co-owner of Spacing—the independent, national, Jane Jacobs Prize-winning magazine dedicated to looking at what makes Canadian cities work. Micallef is also interested in how technology and social media integrate into cities, and how they make them better.
About the IMAGINE 2020 Speaker Series:
IMAGINE 2020 is Denver’s recently adopted cultural plan. The purpose of the Speaker Series is to 1) keep the goals identified in the plan at the forefront, 2) further catalyze the ideas and aspirations articulated in the plan and 3) inspire new ways of achieving plan goals.