Inspired by Denver’s Imagine 2020 Cultural Plan, 48 Hours aims to promote positive social change through creativity and innovation. 48 Hours: 2017 will follow RedLine’s annual theme: (Dis)place and will focus on geography, community, access to resources, location, and relocation. In a rapidly growing city, 48 Hours will explore the many complicated layers of what makes a “place.” How does the physical fabric of a city contribute to understandings of civic character? Which neighborhoods and populations profit from development, and who is displaced as a result? How can art delineate places and mediate between communities?
Write Denver: The Gathering Place, Performance Title: World Weavers—Finding Our Place through Writing. The Gathering Place Writers speak/write from the margins—and so, word by word, they carve out a place, weave a world for themselves, where there is none. Join us for a reading of their work on homelessness, poverty, (dis)placement, and place.