IdeasCity > New Orleans > Public Festival
IdeasCity New Orleans culminated in a high-profile public program on April 20, 2019, featuring conversations, artist talks, prototypes, and demos by an array of local and internationally acclaimed cultural agents whose work engages the forces that define our cities including Black Thought, Kate Orff, Imani Perry, Franklin Leonard, Gia Hamilton, Stephanie McKee, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, Austin Allen, Anne Rolfes, Sue Mobley, Bryan C. Lee, Beth Coleman, Marshall Brown, Katey Red, and LOT-EK, among others.
Featured performances by local musicians and performing artists occured throughout the day, curated by Junebug Productions’ Homecoming Project, a community-based storytelling performance series maintaining the relationship between culture and social change in New Orleans.
IdeasCity Fellows’ projects occupied and transformed the Bell ArtSpace Campus and the grounds of the New Orleans African American Museum in Tremé— the oldest surviving Black community in the United States.
Saturday’s festival was presented in collaboration with media partner PIN-UP Magazine for Architectural Entertainment.