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Friday, October 13 • 10:45 - 12:00
Workshop: Creative Placemaking in Practice

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A hands-on workshop that shows how anyone can design and implement small-scale, site-and-community-specific arts activities.

Artist and placemaker Jim Walker of Big Car Collaborative will demonstrate ways that simple art activities and inexpensive materials can connect people with each other; encourage creativity; make public spaces more comfortable, personal and social; and make community engagement more enjoyable. Beginning with a review of instructions and activities throughout art history (from dada to Surrealism to Fluxus to New Games to Learning to Love You More), participants will then try out these instruction-based artworks and devise their own. Some of Walker's projects like these — utilized for activating public places — were featured in this Curbed article

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Jim Walker

CEO & Lead Artist, Big Car Collaborative
Jim Walker is CEO of Big Car Collaborative, an Indianapolis-based socially engaged art nonprofit he helped found in 2004. Walker is lead artist for Big Car’s Spark Placemaking work that brings engagement-based public programming and people-focused design to communities across Indiana... Read More →

Friday October 13, 2017 10:45 - 12:00 CEST
PDZ Floor 5: Kleine Zaal (Little Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands