Monthly Archives: October 2013

Mural Arts in the Public Sphere

We often encounter public art employed to invigorate residential and commercial spaces as well as to provide insights into the unique culture and history of a community or geographic area. According to the Association for Public Art in Philadelphia: Public … Continue reading

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RE: Reflections and Explorations

Dear readers, I noticed recently that we would celebrate a notable milestone in the evolution of this column and it seems appropriate to mark it. Whitney Knollenberg’s work published today marks the 25th essay in the RE: Reflections and Explorations … Continue reading

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Lessons in Leadership: Responding to Challenges in Tourism Development

Recent postings on RE: Reflections and Explorations have addressed a wide variety of topics, ranging from Anna Erwin’s discussion of the need to address food security for the world’s impoverished populations to Lyusyena Kirakosyan’s examination of theater as a form … Continue reading

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Kenya to America – Tackling Problems at the Crux

I recently conducted research on the wicked problem of indoor open fire cooking in Kenya. Although experts have been aware of this challenge for more than 50 years, indoor air pollution still accounts for approximately 1.6-1.8 million deaths a year, … Continue reading

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How Our Arts Funding System is Shaping Culture in the U.S.

Late summer for the arts community is quiet and arts organizations are busy planning bold, glamorous and what will soon, they hope, be their best seasons yet. Normally, one might not give much attention to a production of Peter Ilyich … Continue reading

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Creating conditions for peace and justice: A decade of Bond Street Theatre’s efforts in Afghanistan

Lebanese theater-maker, actor and playwright Rabih Mroué has argued that theatre is an ideal medium for exposing complex and uneasy issues, and an especially powerful vehicle to raise questions and to formulate fresh ideas, without reaching conclusions and judgments (Mroué, … Continue reading

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