ARTPLACE AMERICA - CREATIVE PLACEMAKING INITIATIVE





Creative placemaking is described as ---
In 2015? MICA was awarded a grant by ArtPlace America to build a credential that bla bla bla - our core challenge was to ensure that the work done by placemakers/place keepers/culture workers in Baltimore was uplifted and centered while still fulfilling the grant requirements. 

Design challenge?

How might we co-create an educational credential that builds the field of community-led, place-based culture work in order to affect positive systemic change in Baltimore?


August 2020-July 2021

Partners: MICA Center for Creative Citizenship
+ Office of Strategic Initiative

Role:
Social Design Associate
Human-centered Designer
Design Strategist


Overall Stakeholder Outreach Map 


STAKEHOLDER OUTREACH STRATEGY:

We broke the process down into parts: first to identify and reach out to these stakeholders. This meant identifying and talking to 70+ members of this community. We did this through two ways. First through a studio based class in MICA. This is a semester based course that invites interdisciplinary students

Core Team:
Kevin Griffin Moreno
Co-director
Office of Strategic Initiatives

Abby Neyenhouse

Co-director
Center for Creative Citizenship


Kate McGrain
Project Manager
Center for Creative Citizenship

RESEARCH:

I. PBS: Practice Based Studio

The research phase included meeting with stakeholders and gathering data points about place-based work and what that meant for Baltimore.

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HMW build an educational credential that challenges the academic notion of knowledge bearers?

HMW build an educational credential that is community-led and encourages radical, holistic systemic shift?

 
Design Principles:
values

Credits: 
Faculty - Becky Slogeris

Students:
Alanah Nicole
Asheeta 
Rishika
Damella
Isaac Farley
Kalyani Rajguru

Role:
Co-intructor, designer in residence


INSPIRATION + IDEATION:

newsletter
stakeholder outreach
interviews



II. Dialogues
Majority of this project was worked on during lockdown, virtually with all of the partners.

* The project went on to go through the Biomimicry Launchpad Accelerator program to further the work.
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