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ABOUT

The Project

In 2017, ART x LOVE won a Knight Cities grant for @PLAY, a 24-neighborhood, 18-month series of interactive art challenges designed to bring diverse people together and encourage deeper community connections through creative acts of play.

The project was completed in December, 2018. @PLAY achieved 2x the level of production it budgeted for, largely due to the enthusiastic participation of residents. ART x LOVE has continued its work to elevate and fulfill Akron’s vision for this beloved community.

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ABOUT

Our Approach

 

Our human-centered approach to neighborhood research, engagement, and collaboration put people first, and was key to our success.

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Mapping

Studying neighborhood history and exploring every street in every neighborhood.

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Strategy

Sourcing, developing, and testing creative concepts with residents and stakeholders.

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PRODUCTION

Focusing on long-term impact and inclusive, equity-building experiences.

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IMPLEMENTATION

Empowering local artists and providing support to ensure successful outcomes.


ABOUT

Our Team

 
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Mac Love


Chief Catalyst

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Josy Jones
Interactive Manager

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Chris Harvey
Design Manager


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Our Partners

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