This is not only an IndyTalks event …. it’s a Spirit & Place event too. So you know it will be smart, fun, and thought-provoking.
Where: The Toby, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Rd.
The evening brings to together the concepts of fashion design and urban design. Join a vibrant conversation on city style featuring TED-style talks by architect Wil Marquez, IMA fashion arts curatorial associate Petra Slinkard, Indy Fashion Collective representative Benjamin Blevins, and artist Kipp Normand, followed by a panel discussion with architect Sanford Garner, writer and critic David Hoppe, designer Nikki Sutton, and design advocate Michael Bricker. Moderated by Michael Kaufmann of Health & Hospital Corporation.
Here’s what you should know about 2011 Spirit & Place:
2011 Festival Theme: The Body
Through its senses, gifts, and limitations, the body interprets our experience of the world. How we perceive, nourish, and care for the body—our own and others—is shaped by culture, environment, faith, politics, technology, medicine, and more.
The 2011 festival theme invites us to consider the complexities and questions surrounding the human form. Programs might examine healthcare, bioethics, sexuality, and gender identity. Aesthetic explorations might reveal the body itself as art, or explore how body adornment and alteration express both outward identity and inner life. Sports programs might explore Indiana’s rich basketball legacy or the role of sports in building community. Faith-based events might examine meditation and fasting, burial rituals, or the relationship between body and soul.
Through the arts, healthcare, religion, folklore, history, ethics, anthropology, sports, sociology, archaeology, and more, these festival programs will: (1) prompt us toward deeper examination of issues related to THE BODY; (2) offer opportunities for civic—and civil—discourse on issues that matter; (3) creatively engage diverse audiences through experiences that educate, inform, and entertain; and (4) inspire Central Indiana citizens to think and act differently on behalf of their communities.