Hierarchy, 1847 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009
Join us for a conversation about the intersection of street art and social change. See how artists, storytellers and designers can use their creativity to bring communities together; revitalize urban spaces; support social and environmental causes; and encourage dialogue about social issues. RSVP (it's FREE!) on Eventbrite: http://mediarise2014-streetart.eventbrite.com/
Street artists can be powerful change agents when collaborating with government, business and community allies. By re-imagining public space, they can bypass entrenched political institutions and traditional channels of civic engagement to connect directly with individuals to change not only the aesthetics of a given place but also the entire narrative of that community. By using their street art sensibility for commercial products, they can shift the perspective of consumers and brands toward socially or environmentally responsible purchase decisions. And by using their art in experiential exhibitions, they can spark dialogue in communities that otherwise might not share their voice.
Meet the Artists: Gregg Deal Kelly Towles Rose Jaffe Peter Franklin Chang (moderator)
// SPECIAL CALL TO ACTION:
Are you a street artist looking for wall space to paint a mural? Are you a property owner looking for an artist to transform your wall into a piece of art? Connect with each other using the TableTribes app at our event!
This event is free and open to the public.
// Organizing Partners:
TableTribes is an information-sharing platform that was created to connect in more effective and meaningful ways with the people around us. We focus on the fundamental desire for real day-to-day connectivity by facilitating online to offline conversations over food and drink. Our broader mission is to spark a change in how we relate to each other and the world at large.
The 2014 Media Rise Festival is a weeklong series of events in Washington, D.C. that celebrates the power of storytelling, art and design to make the world a better place. The festival kicks off on Monday, September 22 with a series of nightly Networking Lounges, plus Unplugged Spaces and user-submitted Community Events throughout the week. And Signature Events are scheduled through the weekend, including a pitch night, party, 48-hour video challenge, daylong discussion forum, brunch and youth festival.