Sasaki Foundation Speaker Series: Collaborative and Creative Community Building


Incubator at Sasaki
64 Pleasant Street
Watertown, MA 02472
United States

Wednesday, 25 September 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

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Join us for a lively panel discussion and networking event that will address how individuals, organizations and movements can play distinctive and critical roles in revitalizing communities as well as placekeeping. A concept beyond placemaking, placekeeping includes the preservation of local identity through strengthening social bonds, celebrating neighborhood history, and developing strategies for enhancing and energizing neighborhoods.


- How do we maintain authenticity while reinvigorating the social and economic well-being of a given community?
- What are creative opportunities for adaptive reuse of buildings or vacant lots to enrich communities?
- How can we promote local entrepreneurship and build local capacity for economic development?
- How can we make sure every person in the community has a seat at the table to foster equitable contribution?


Panelists include:

Sabrina Dorsainvil, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics
Gustavo Quiroga, Graffito SP
Aneleise Ruggles, Mosesian Center for the Arts
Marija Draskic, Sasaki (Moderator)

More speakers to be announced.


5:15-5:30pm: Registration
5:30-6:00pm: Panel presentations
6:00-6:30pm: Panel discussion
6:30-6:40pm: Audience Q&A
6:40-7:00pm: Networking


Light refreshments will be served. Parking is available close by.


Want to sponsor a speaker series program? Reach out to Alicia Deluga, Program & Marketing Manager for the Sasaki Foundation.