Art Integrates Life in Akumal

On Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, I documented the Akumal Arts Festival as a model of Creative Placemaking, which positions artists in the roles of civic leaders, culture bearers, and change makers. Inspired mural artists from around

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A Lab for the Spirit by Oleg Kagan

After we worked so well together in the Creativity Lab, Joe Gutesha, center, served as the line producer for my documentary on creative placemaking in Akumal, Mexico. Here he is collecting a media release signature

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I Feel You

I planned to write about creativity, but empathy, a disposition that supports creativity, offered a more urgent topic. Masks are required again indoors where I live in Los Angeles County. We all hoped that this phase of the pandemic was

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In 2015, ten years after Hurricane Katrina, Paul Ramnauth Algu of Louisiana State University studied resilience in New Orleans residents. He wrote, “at its core, resilience is defined by reaction to disturbance.” One of his

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“None of us are perfect, but all over the place in every community and field of endeavor, there are people who are working generatively with the challenges before us; meeting them, rising to their best human capacities — at least on their good days — and creating new possibilities and realities. They’re not publicized, they’re not investigated, but that landscape is as real and important as that landscape of everything we can point out as failing and corrupt and catastrophic. “

~ Krista Tippett
journalist, author, and entrepreneur