Wide Angle Lunches- Season XII: Making Community
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Individual Tickets: $20 members, $25 nonmembers
Season Pass: $75 members, $95 nonmembers (To purchase season passes, please call 843-723-9912)
Editor’s Note: What is a community without creativity? The arts are thriving in Charleston, but it would be folly to assume that they will continue to flourish in these uncertain political times. Too often, whether in word or deed, the arts are relegated to the fringe of what is considered essential to healthy human communities. Many of us feel in some visceral way that this is backwards, but how many of us can articulate exactly how, or why?
In Season XII of Wide Angle Lunches, you will hear from five speakers, each a champion of creativity and community, whose lives and work are distinctly dedicated to the making of community through creativity. Whether through music or architecture, poetry or “artivism”, they are tackling society’s ills in profoundly inspirational ways. We invite you to join us for one or all lunches, and promise that you will leave both sated and hungry: armed with examples and a deepened understanding of how the arts are integral to the health and sustainability of peaceful and prosperous communities, and eager to go out into your community and make it stronger through your own creativity. -Ceara Donnelley
Re-Membering Community: Inspiring a Process of Creative Participation
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Artist, architect, writer and public speaker, Barry Svigals is the founder of Svigals+Partners, an architecture and art firm whose mission is to nurture and inspire prosperous, compassionate communities. He believes we are all creative and that capacity needs to find expression in how we live and work together. Awakening creativity, we can participate in bringing to life our communities and more fully contribute to the world we inhabit. It can remind us that our struggles, our joys and sorrows, are shared. They are what bind us as a community.
Trained as an architect at the Yale School of Architecture, Svigals also studied sculpture at the Ecole Nationale Superiere in Paris. Encompassing a wide range of clients, his firm's architectural designs include projects for Yale University, Boston College and the University of Connecticut, as well as numerous public schools, including most recently, the new elementary school for Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut.
Over the last 35 years, Svigals has taught and lectured at a number of academic institutions including the Yale School of Architecture, the Harvard School of Business, and Stanford University. His love of sculpture and figurative art led to its integration into the architecture of his firm, bringing back an historical tradition and providing a dimension which could give it deeper meaning. For this contribution to the practice of architecture, he was awarded the Fellowship to the American Institute of Architects.