c’mon, can art really change the world?
Civic Engagement | Culture
March 14, 2022
Ballroom, EU House at Native
Artists play an important role in activating change. Their work can empower the silenced, challenge the status quo, and disturb us, but it can also inspire us to envision the kind of world we want to live in. In this panel, hear how some European and American artists are using their creativity to engage with society and encourage civic action. This conversation is inspired by two larger-than-life pieces on display at the EU House: a 1.5-ton “LOVE HATE” ambigram sculpture by German artist Mia Florentine Weiss, and a 192-square-foot interactive chalkboard wall created by American artist Courtney Applequist.
WATCH THE PANEL
Multidisciplinary Artist, USA
Multidisciplinary artist Courtney Applequist navigates the possibilities of painting and drawing using architecture as a foundational framework.
Jazz Trombonist, USA
Shannon Gunn is an acclaimed jazz trombonist from the Washington DC area who actively uses her music for social justice causes.
Philippa P.B. HUghes
Social Sculptor and Chief Creative Strategist, USA
Philippa P.B. Hughes is a Social Sculptor and Creative Strategist who designs relational spaces for honest conversations across political, social, and cultural differences.
Hip-Hop Artist, Sweden/USA
Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité is one of Sweden’s most well-known and respected hip-hop artists. Now also as an acclaimed writer, he has performed and spoken to audiences worldwide.
Mia Florentine Weiss
Conceptual and Performance Artist, Germany
Mia Florentine Weiss is a German conceptual and performance artist. Her sculptural ambigram LOVE HATE is exhibited in this year’s SXSW.