April 8th TED Talk – How to revive a neighborhood: with imagination, beauty and art

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Cost: FREE!

This Wednesday at noon, join us for weekly TED Talks at Compact Cinema!

Theaster Gates, a potter by training and a social activist by calling, wanted to do something about the sorry state of his neighborhood on the south side of Chicago.  So he did, transforming abandoned buildings to create community hubs that connect and inspire those who still live there (and draw in those who don’t).  In this passionate talk, Gates describes his efforts to build a “miniature Versailles” in Chicago, and he shares his fervent belief that culture can be a catalyst for social transformation in any city, anywhere.

Only at TEDTalks Roanoke – join with inquiring others, lunch while you watch if you like, & enjoy a quiet viewing room. For more information: Gloria at email – tedtalksroanoke (at) hotmail (dot) com

An archive of previous TED Talks shown at Compact Cinema is at http://compactcinema.org/events/ted-talks.

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