Creative Matters lecture: Michael Rohd

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Rm 240 @ Art Building West

Price: FREE

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Devising Civic Practice: Listening is the New Revolution

What does it take to build an effective, ethical and productive partnership across fields and areas of experience? Michael Rohd, Artistic Director of Center for Performance and Civic Practice and the Sojourn Theatre, will speak about his work with arts councils, service organizations, artists, community agencies and local governments around the country to make space and context for meaningful arts based partnership practice.

The Sojourn Theatre’s current projects include How To End Poverty in 90 Minutes, a devised and participatory performance model for community engagement being staged in Chicago, Louisiana, Washington, DC, among others. 

During Michael’s visit to the University of Iowa, he will also lead a half-day workshop for faculty, staff, students, and community members, in partnership with the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, Division of Performing Arts, United Action for Youth, Riverside Theatre, and Hancher Auditorium.


Rohd's talk is part of the Creative Matters lecture series sponsored by the UI Office of Research and Economic Development in collaboration with the UI Arts Advancement Committee.

A Q&A session will follow his talk. The event is free and open to the public.

The Creative Matters lecture series, launched in Fall 2015, seeks to demonstrate that creativity and innovation are not only at the core of all research and discovery, but also central to our human experience.  Our lineup of speakers includes artists, thinkers, builders, and doers who challenge conventional thinking about creativity, science, and artistic expression, and borrow from a range of influences and disciplines in their work. 

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