Majora Carter takes a visionary approach to solving the problem of urban blight. In the 1990s, she successfully led the South Bronx through environmental renewal and now serves as president of Majora Carter group, a green-economic development consulting firm. Carters presentation is No More Single Purpose Anything.
John Gerzema, author of The Brand Bubble, will present The Great Unwind, suggesting that post-crisis consumerism is creating a renaissance in business and that the great recession may be one of the best things to happen to our country.
Adam Johnson, Head of Interpretive Media at the Nelson-Atkins, will discuss how museums reconcile potentially conflicting missions of exhibiting a work of art vs. physically protecting the piece for future generations. Johnson will use a recent conservation study of the Museums Chinese masterwork, Guanyin of the Southern Sea, to illustrate the challenge.
Mark Southerland is a Kansas City-based jazz musician and Charlotte Street award-winning artist. His Urban Noise Camp is a performance installation piece based in jazz and hybrid art. A reinvention of Sun Ra