Crosstown Crossroads: Historic Preservation and Creative Place-Making Lecture Crosstown Crossroads: Historic Preservation and Creative Place-Making

Open to the Public

Date

Time 06:30pm - 08:30pm

Location Intercontinental Hotel Auditorium, Abu Dhabi

Fostering an arts community is often a challenge for cities on the rise. Is a community of arts and culture one that can be planned and calculated, or one that needs to grow organically? In Memphis, Tennessee, nine local arts, education, and healthcare organizations have established the Crosstown Development Project to create a unique "vertical urban village" within a vacated 1.5 million-square-foot space. The village aims to use one of the city’s most notorious blight nuisances to bring life back to the building itself and the surrounding neighborhood.

Speaker

Todd Richardson Co-Director, Crosstown Arts