To Shape and be Shaped
The 2020 Conscious Cities Festival will explore the rich dialogue between people and place, and the ways in which one shapes the other.
Building on the conscious cities movement’s previous work, each event of the festival will tackle pressing issues facing urban populations today and in the future. This year, the movement is launching its first group of local chapters, each of which will be hosting an event in their city.
Designers, community planners and organizers, advocates and activists, decision- and policy-makers, and behavioral scientists will present forward-thinking approaches to share knowledge in the week’s activities and public lectures.
Submit to Conscious Cities Anthology 2020, the official publication of the festival:
In the Fall of 2020, Conscious City Chapters around the world will simultaneously conduct their own localized conscious cities festivals. The 2020 Conscious Cities Festival intends to act as an umbrella, assisting our chapters around the world to create their own Conscious Cities Events. Each international branch of the 2020 Conscious Cities Festival aims to bring together networks of local and multidisciplinary experts, organizations, and institutions to spur dialogue and construct collaborative and creative solutions for current complex social and urban issues. By melding together diverse think tanks of experts, the 2020 Conscious Cities Festival aims to use localized events and partnerships to spur global knowledge exchange. For the festival, CCD chapters will create their own learning environments to explore how conscious design, informed by science, community, and cross-sector research can create healthier, equitable, innovative, and sustainable cities. It is our hope that the conscious cities festivals will only be the beginning, spurring a continued network, dialogue, and reimagination of the built environment for years to come.
An Invitation to Join us
If the Conscious Cities Movement speaks to you, we encourage you to take part. We encourage you to organize your own localized Conscious Cities Festival and join us as a Conscious Cities Chapter as we bring to the movement to new and unprecedented heights in the global community. We welcome opportunities for collaboration and partnership on any events and projects which contribute to our collective effort to shift our approach to design, architecture, and planning towards a science-informed and human-centred paradigm.
To inquire about how you can join us and organize your own Conscious Cities Event, please email Grace at Grace@theccd.org. Deadline for event details and plan is August 15th.
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