Kiersten Nash

Kiersten Nash believes passionately in the power of creativity. The power to ask: "Why? What if…?” and "How might we...?" In 2013, she founded Public Works—a design-led research collaborative that works for, with, and in a diversity of publics to catalyze creative civic engagement. By harnessing design as a means to ask questions, the folks at Public Works develop innovative strategies for expanding the creative capacities of individuals and organizations to understand how they can and do impact their everyday environments—be it a patch of grass, park, or public policy.

Kiersten’s collaborations have been recognized by such notable institutions as The Municipal Art Society of New York and The National Endowment for the Arts. Kiersten currently lives in Harlem, but she calls Kentucky home.


Session: Tuning In To The Bluegrass From The Ground, Up
Wednesday, September 30
2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
Bomhard Theater, Kentucky Center