Architect, urbanist, and TED speaker Teddy Cruz, known for his ongoing work around the “geography of conflict,” will present a guest lecture at The Art of Conflict, a special TEDxPhiladelphia Adventures event presented in conjunction with The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program's citywide exhibition Open Source: Engaging Audiences in Public Space – taking place in October.
The TEDxPhiladelphia Adventures series of talks, walks and tours go deeper into the concepts introduced through our talks and feature past and present TED and TEDx speakers and special guests.
The guest lecture by Teddy Cruz will be followed by short talks from two Open Source artists whose projects deal with issues of socioeconomic conflict in urban areas: Jennie Shanker and Michelle Angela Ortiz.
Sabrina Vourvoulias, Managing Editor of AL DÍA News Media, will moderate a follow-up conversation between all three speakers.
This event is FREE and open to the public. No RSVP required.
To learn more about all of the Mural Arts Program’s Open Source events, such as tours and other interactive programs, visit opensource.muralarts.org and follow #OpenSourcePHL on Instagram and Twitter.
Watch Teddy Cruz’s TED talk
In this TED talk, Teddy Cruz urges us to rethink urban growth.
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For her Open Source project, Jennie Shanker has created a mural at 10th & Norris Streets that will serve as a marker to remind people of the soon-to-be-demolished Norris Homes in North Philadelphia.
Michelle Angela Ortiz will create a series of stenciled portraits and phrases derived from interviews with immigrants living in Philadelphia, specifically those who that have been directly affected by deportation.