Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.
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Wednesday, October 2 • 10:00am - 1:00pm
Art that Shifts Culture: A Design Workshop

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Learn about the creative process behind some of the most influential social justice artworks of our time and design your own with the help of Amplifier's Deputy Director, Cleo Barnett. Get inspiration from the strategic framework of Amplifier's media experiments and join a conversation about the power of art to shift culture.

All making materials will be provided along with light snacks and beverages. All experience levels welcome. 

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Cleo Barnett

Curator, Artist and Creative Director
Cleo Barnett is a New Zealand American curator, artist and creative director. Currently based in Seattle, Washington, her practice explores the relationship between public space, storytelling, and human rights. Since 2016 Cleo has been a core member of the Amplifier team, a nonprofit design lab that builds art and media experiments to amplify the most important movements of our time.  As the Deputy Director, Cleo co-produces and co-creative directs multiple global public art campaigns including the iconic We The People campaign and education... Read More →

Wednesday October 2, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Klein Conference Room - A510