It has been twenty years since the Festival began its annual artistic takeover of New Haven. Both here and around the world, the expansion of arts and culture beyond the walls of theaters and traditional institutions has made the city itself “the stage” and often the workplace. Graham Sheffield moderates a panel discussion that addresses the intertwined destinies of cities and their cultures. How have uniquely urban platforms for art changed our cities, our audiences, our very lives? How might they continue to do so in the future?
Moderator: Graham Sheffield CBE: Global Director Arts, British Council
Javiera Parada: Cultural Attaché to the Chilean Embassy
Shona McCarthy: Director of Shona McCarthy Consulting, Founding Director of Culture Trust and Chairperson of Oh Yeah Music Centre in Belfast
Cedric Douglas: Artist and designer