Join journalist Renee Loth for a lively and thought-provoking panel discussion about civic space, public art, and public play spaces. Inspired by the public art installation The Shape of Play, this conversation will feature Boston’s Chief of Arts and Culture, Kara Elliot Ortega; activist and founder of the Cross Cultural Collaborative, Tiffany Cogell; landscape architect Sara Brunelle; and Design Museum Boston Executive Director Sam Aquillano.

Panelist Bios:

Sam Aquillano is the Founder and Executive Director of Design Museum Everywhere, a nomadic on-line museum that brings the transformative power of design to everyone, everywhere. Sam is also a host of Design is Everywhere, a weekly podcast on the impact of design in our lives.

Sara Brunelle is a designer, researcher, and play advocate whose work focuses on challenging traditional ideas of play.  She is currently overseeing the design of Unity Park in Dorchester, a pocket park designed with teens from the Lena Park youth council.

Tifany Cogell  is co-founder of the Cross Cultural Collective, a platform to elevate and celebrate African diasporic arts and its creators. She is a mother of four and passionate about reflecting racial inclusion and economic equity through design, art, housing and public spaces.

Kara Eliot-Ortega is Chief of Arts and Culture for the City of Boston. An urban planner and cultural organizer, she focuses on the role of arts and creativity in the built environment and community development.

Renée Loth is a journalist and columnist for the Boston Globe and the former editor of ArchitectueBoston magazine. This fall she is celebrating 50 years living in the city of Boston.


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