"My solo performance project, Fifth City revisited, explores the ways that the Fifth City demonstration project exists as a historical example in alignment with much of the coalition building and neighborhood focused planning happening today all across the city, and especially on the South and West Sides. I am interested in those resonances across and making them come alive in interesting ways through performance."
In 2015, a group of ICA colleagues in the Denver area began working to organize Accelerate Neighborhood Climate Action, inspired by the accelerate77 program ICA was doing in Chicago... There are now 22 action plans across 8 of Denver’s 79 neighborhoods.
I am most looking forward to learning from my fellow board members and the incredibly talented staff at ICA. I am most looking forward to learning from my fellow board members and the incredibly talented staff at ICA. The wealth of knowledge and lived experience present in the room at any given time is astounding.
After years of thinking so strongly about accumulation, it’s not so easy to start to think about distribution. Ken and I have been incredibly fortunate... and that good fortune allowed us to arrive at the point of saying we have ‘enough.’ We want to care for our children and the organizations that matter to us.
What first attracted me was the comprehensive approach, world-wide and history long, and the realization that I was not only free and capable, but also responsible to contribute to creating the future for myself and the world.
The deep bond among colleagues not talked to in years, resulting in challenging and deep diving conversations, is a treasured experience... I love working with colleagues in person and virtually. I am pleased at the current reinvention of the work of the ICA toward focusing on the environment.
Terry Bergdall, CEO of the Institute of Cultural Affairs in the USA, was honored recently by his alma mater, Oklahoma City University. The OCU Alumni Association honored Terry and six others at the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on November 5th. Details of the event are available here. Be sure to send Terry a congratulations for the honor!