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Saturday, November 3

8:30 a.m. - Registration and Coffee

9:00 a.m. - Welcome by PPS

9:15 a.m. - Introductory Lecture - Talk by Elaine Stiles, Asst. Professor of Preservation, Roger Williams University

10:00 a.m. - Panel I - curated and moderated by Danya Sherman, Community Development and Arts Consultant; participants include Doneeca Thurston and Kameko Branchaud

"Murals, Contested Public Spaces, and Belonging: Public Art in the Age of Displacement"

How can public art projects and programs better nourish and bolster communities that are vulnerable to displacement? Join cultural programmers, urban planners, and artists Doneeca Thurston (Creative Engagement Producer , Peabody Essex Museum), Kameko Branchaud (Artist and Director of Education, Newport Art Museum), and Danya Sherman (Community Development and Arts Consultant) for a discussion about the role of public arts in promoting stability or dispossession of long-term residents and low or moderately resourced communities.

11:00 a.m. - Case Study - Taylor Polites and Christina Bevilacqua on the Pond Street Project (Cathedral Square)

"Engaging Community in History Gathering and Telling in a Providence Neighborhood"

The Pond Street Project, co-developed by Taylor M. Polites and Christina Bevilacqua in partnership with the Providence Public Library, intends to assemble a web-based primary source archive through research and community-engaged oral history and artifact-gathering programs. The Project then intends to partner with community arts and youth organizations to rediscover, revalue, and share local history in culture- and community-building programs.

11:45 a.m. - Panel II - moderated by Elaine Stiles; participants include Adam Anderson, James Brayton Hall, Paul Loether, and Carrie Zaslow

All morning sessions to be held in the Brown University Seminar Classroom at South Street Landing

Afternoon Walking Tours to include: Jewelry District / West Side I-195 and Cathedral Square

REGISTER HERE for the Saturday Symposium Sessions