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2nd Wed Lecture – Nature and Creativity: Demystifying Public Programming and Art-Making with Najee-Zaid Searcy

May 12, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Join Najee-Zaid Searcy in a discussion about ecological art and consciousness, nature based play, informal practice and art vs. creativity.

In this conversation we will explore the benefits of nature and creativity and how they are deeply related. We will also engage with successful models of art making in nature-based public spaces during the covid-19 pandemic and how we who are present envision a world in nature filled with ecologically conscious art-making, creativity, equity, and accessibility. No one person possesses all answers to challenges or is all-knowing, so the collective wisdom generated in this conversation is to be cherished, acknowledged, and well utilized.

Najee-Zaid (any.all) is an interdisciplinary creative and facilitator with roots in Chicago, IL. His work in arts education, facilitation, and creative practices has spanned city-wide, featuring partnerships with organizations such as: Chicago Park District, Yollocalli Arts Reach, The National Museum of Mexican Art, and Marwen Arts to name a few. Najee-Zaid employs emergent strategy techniques and decentralizes hierarchies as much as possible. Learn more at or by contacting them directly at or 312-884-9634.

Registration ends Wednesday May12th at 6:00pm CST


May 12, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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