Over 15,000 Pennsylvanians are known to be homeless either being on the streets, doubled up with family or friends, or in shelters, on any given day. In addition to exploring the public issues of homelessness through Contemporary Craft’s (CC) current exhibition - Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home, CC decided to focus the next The Space Between session on the notion of home, access, and equity in Pittsburgh. We invited Gisele Fetterman, an access and equity advocate and the First Lady of Braddock, PA, and Douglas Heuck, a journalistic innovator and the founder of Pittsburgh Quarterly as the featured speakers on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 6 PM.
A salon-style speaker series, The Space Between, joins together fascinating local cultural producers in an evening of inspiring and revealing discussion. The theme of this event will focus on how creativity supports the speakers’ work in social services and journalism and intends to activate a discussion on the topics of homelessness. During the event, featured speakers will talk about their backgrounds, the way they approach the creative process, their personal connections, and how they incorporate art into their work. The featured speakers will also engage the attendees in discussions through their personal journeys and CC’s current exhibition, which the attendees are invited to arrive early to experience the exhibition before the event. The Space Between is free and open to the public with RSVP on our website: http://contemporarycraft.org/event/the-space-between-2017-11-16/