The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture and The Dallas Morning News, in association with planning groups consisting of over 60 Dallas leaders and visionaries, are creating a program format for Saturday, February 20, 2016, that allows speakers and guests to take the ideas generated on the Friday night, and discuss in increasing depth how to bring these new perspectives to Dallas.
On February 20, in the Festival Headquarters (Women’s Museum at Fair Park), City “Zones” will feature enhanced programming that will allow for smaller, interactive discussions as well as access to visual and artistic content. Each one of these Zones will be programmed in partnership with experts in the community.
The Educated City team will ask: What does the educated city look like? What characterizes a citizen in the educated city in terms of these three categories: scientific literacy, cultural literacy, and race and class? How can Dallas produce more enlightened and engaged citizens? How can we increase access to excellent education for all?
The Educated City is in collaboration with and thanks to The Sapphire Foundation.
The Entrepreneurial City team will ask: What would it mean to suppose that Dallas could become an entrepreneurial city? What does it take to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem? Given the multiple stakeholders involved—corporations, universities, media outlets, incubators, etc.—how do individuals discover their roles in the system?
The Entrepreneurial City is in collaboration with and thanks to SMU Meadows School of the Arts.
The Entrepreneurial City Zone in the Festival Headquarters is programmed in partnership with the DEC. The Entrepreneurial City team was announced at The DEC’s State of Entrepreneurship event on December 9.
The Healthy City team will address the question “What does the healthy city look like?” through the image of a wheel, with the hub as “access” and the spokes connecting this hub to three areas: a healthy lifestyle (healthcare and wellness in all its forms); healthy food (as opposed to food deserts) and healthy eating habits; and mental healthcare.
The Literary City team will consider these questions: How can literature in its various forms shape and define a city? How can a city write its own story and discover or create the elements aimed toward shaping its next chapter? What are barriers to participating in a literary culture? How do we expand interest in the literary arts, possibly through a Dallas literary arts festival?
The Physical City team will have as its focus “the future of work” in Dallas: what is the future of work in the 21st century city? Are downtown and the suburbs in competition for workplace growth, or should they cooperate to find the right balance? What will the workplace of the future look like? How should Fair Park figure into the future of work in Dallas?
The Physical City is in collaboration with and thanks to The David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture of UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs