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WVU design conference will look at ways to bring together community

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WHAT: Designing Across Divides: Co-creating Tools for Community Change conference

WHO: Antoinette Carroll, Founder and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab and Ted Fellow, Andrew Shea, Assistant Professor of Integrated Design at Parsons School of Design and Founder and Principal of MANY Design, Imam Azhar Subedar, Meditator after the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, and Mallika Bose, Architect and Urban Planner Faculty at Pennsylvania State University. 

WHERE: WVU’s Creative Arts Center, 1 Fine Arts Drive, Morgantown

WHEN: Thursday-Saturday (March 28-30)

See schedule of events:
Thursday 4-8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The conference aims to move people past their differences to find common ground using best practices from the design field to improve participants hearing, seeing and community building skills. Five colleges with WVU have teamed up to cohost the project, along with the city of Morgantown. Registration is required. See a full schedule of events and register

West Virginians of all ages want to grow up and grow old in a positive environment where they can live, work and play. By cultivating new partnerships, bridging divides and working together, West Virginia can spark change and leverage more opportunities to improve the quality of life and economic prosperity for all. WVU’s design conference is an example of how to move WV Forward by weaving community engagement with collaborative efforts and creative ideas that can empower lasting change.



CONTACT: Bernadette Dombrowski; Communications Specialist

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