Merve Bedir considers Dwell in Other Futures: Art / Urbanism / Midwest, a two-day art and ideas festival that explored the collisions of race, urbanism, and futurism, providing a platform for alternate visions of St. Louis to come. Organized by Gavin Kroeber, Tim Portlock, and Rebecca Wanzo, the festival asked the questions of “how images of the future shape the city in the present,” and “what competing futures are emerging in the urban fabric.”
Citizen Artist St. Louis is a non-partisan initiative of St. Louis-based artists, organizers, and civically engaged individuals and organizations working together to ensure that arts and culture, and the values of these constituents are considered in St. Louis politics and policy-making.
Reading Time Across Words and Numbers: Visualization Projects by Heather Corcoran presents an installation of digital prints that navigate the regimes of physical and cultural data, framing the production, observation, or collection of this information as inherently creative responses to many environments that we inhabit.
Joint Accounts, a weekend retreat at Paul Artspace facilitated by artist/organizer Tori Abernathy and yogi Katie Rodgers, tasked participants to envision “a present and future based on cooperation, non-work, festivity, and health,” a world in which we decouple work from our jobs.