Wednesday, Sept. 19
Quality in an Age of Quantity
New York Times Senior Critic Michael Kimmelman has turned architecture criticism in New York on its head since he returned a year ago from Berlin to assume the architecture beat. In this lively discussion between Michael Kimmelman (NYT), Steve Wilson (21c), and the public (you), moderated by David Mohney (UK CoD), discover why criticism matters, how it can matter more, and why the critic's role in a city's development is crucial.
In an age when everyone can be a critic, good criticism is essential. Even more than it used to be. Learn how to sort through the noise.
Michael Kimmelman is an author, critic, columnist and pianist. He is the senior critic for The New York Times and writes on issues of public housing, public space, infrastructure, community development and social responsibility.
Steve Wilson is the creative force behind 21c Museum Hotels along with his wife and co-founder Laura Lee Brown. Wilson has found success by using his passion and intuition as a guide in hospitality, farming, preservation, philanthropic giving, investing and collecting contemporary art. With the goal of engaging the public with art in a new way and breathing life into urban centers, Brown and Wilson are working with like-minded partners to bring 21c to new markets. Wilson serves as the 21c Museum Hotels’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
David Mohney, FAIA, is Professor of Architecture and Dean Emeritus at the University of Kentucky. He is the author of numerous books and articles on topics related to architecture, urban planning, and design in the public realm.
PREPARATION: Recent and archived news articles by Michael Kimmelman can be found here: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/k/michael_kimmelman/index.html
Download Thrivals 5.0 e-book
There is something about venturing into the unknown that we humans find intriguing. Indeed, the quest motif appears in the folklore of every nation. In our stories we identify with the hero who sets out on an unknown journey, who then must overcome the obstacles along the way. Joseph Campbell, author of the Power of Myth, believed that we each have a quest and that the hero has a thousand faces - us.
Thrivals 5.0 and the Wondaland Arts Society wll present "questors" - people who have actually dared to leave the unknown limits of their world and have ventured into an unknown and dangerous realm, where the rules and limits are not known, returning as our heroes.
Thrivals is designed primarily for college and high school students. But anyone interested in new ways of thinking is welcome...including grandparents!
Tori Murden McClure
The Sociable Weaver Foundation
University of Louisville College of Business
University of Louisville Liberal Studies
Norton Healthcare Centers for Prevention and Wellness
Snowy Owl Foundaton
The Blue Philanthropic Foundation
Louisville Urban League
Community Foundation of Louisville
Mark Edwards Violins
Wednesday, September 19
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
IF Labs are Free - Registration Required Due to Room Capacities
IF Labs, offered on the opening day of the Festival, focus on ideas and topics of particular interest to Louisville and the greater Kentucky region. Labs are free and open to the public but require registration.
|Philanthropy comes naturally. Frequently we take actions to benefit our "community" without recognizing that we are being philanthropic. New technologyes and styles of social entrepreneurship now offer "everyone," regardless of wealth, novel opportunities to engage in philanthropy. Join a discussion about these new opportunities and tools and how they allow people to give in very personalized ways and take ownership of their philanthropic identify.|
|10:00am||11:00am||Local food for local people: Seeding growth for farms and food
|In this session, results of a first-of-its-kind analysis of the demand for local food in Louisville Metro will be released. Mayor Greg Fischer will lead a discussion with a diverse group of engaged citizens and the session audience about the impact of this information, including where our local food comes from; ideas for creating the infrastructure to get it from farm to table; and what an urban commitment to growing regional food can mean for improving quality of life, urban health, our local economy and creating jobs.|
|11:00am||12:00pm||Metro Louisville's 25 Year Visioning Study|
|...25 Years From Now
This Lab will present an interactive dialogue about Louisville in the future -- its paths, roads, bridges, parks and buildings, you get to make your mark. Through a Collective Impact Workshop, participants will hear the latest on the progress of the 25-Year Vision Plan, videotape their ideas on Louisville's future built environment and plug into the Vision Plan as it moves forward.
|1:00pm||5:00pm||Louisville Metro's 1st Annual Day of Celebration - Innovations in Government|
|Join Mayor Greg Fischer and employees from across Louisville Metro Government for an afternoon of inspiration and discovery that will change the way you think about city government! There will be breakout sessions and talks by Mayor Fischer and internationally recognized civic thinker Jennifer Pahlka, who has some fascinating ideas about how city government can engage citizens to become active partners and not just consumers of services. Recent improvements and innovations taking root in Louisville Metro Government will also be highlighted and celebrated - from the work of the newly formed Office of Performance Improvement and its' LouieStat program to the return of the Dirt Bowl.|
Opening Reception for All-Access Pass Holders, Sponsors and IF Presenters
Wednesday, September 19
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
(21C Museum Hotel)
FOR ALL-ACCESS PASS HOLDERS, SPONSORS AND PRESENTERS ONLY
All-Access Pass holders, sponsors and presenters come together at the award-winning
21c Museum Hotel for the 2012 IF opening reception.