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Philippa Hughes

Philippa Hughes
Social Sculptor + Creative Placemaker
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Philippa P.B. Hughes is a creative placemaker and social sculptor who designs art-fueled projects, connects people who would not normally meet in meaningful, humanizing dialogue, and catalyzes the curious to participate, innovate, act, and conspire with passion, generosity, empathy, and ingenuity. She organizes cross-political dinners framed by art experiences to engage people in dialogue. Philippa has experience with public and private collaborations having produced placemaking projects in collaboration with numerous Business Improvement Districts across D.C. and in partnership with the D.C. Office of Planning. She executed two creative placemaking projects funded by the Kresge Foundation. She has served on the board of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities among numerous other boards throughout Washington, D.C. She has spoken about her creative placemaking projects at TEDxAmericanUniversity, Creative Placemaking Week 2018 in Amsterdam, Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit - Northeastern Corridor, Smart Growth America’s Intersections. Her work has been featured by PBS Newshour, CityLab, The Washington Post, among numerous other media outlets. Philippa studied Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia and earned her juris doctor. She practiced investment adviser regulation for six years before transitioning to the full-time pursuit of placemaking and social sculpting.
Wednesday, October 11
 

08:30

20:00

 
Thursday, October 12
 

08:00

09:00

09:45

10:30

11:15

12:30

13:30

15:00

 
Friday, October 13
 

08:00

09:00

10:30

10:45

12:00

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