Why Beauty Matters: Gladstone “Fluney” Hutchinson on Developing Dignity Through Community Building
Gladstone "Fluney" Hutchinson, Associate Professor of Economics at Lafayette College, recalls his experience watching a community come together through celebration of hard work and the good things that come from it, as well as the challenges of controlling your narrative.
Why Beauty Matters: Alexandra Vazquez on the Spirited Sounds of New York City
Alexandra Vazquez, Associate Professor of Performance Studies at New York University, discusses the wonders of a radio mega-mix that highlights the people, places, and things of the Big Apple.
Why Beauty Matters: Anna Marazuela Kim on Its Foundational Role for Cities and a More Just Society
Anna Marazuela Kim--Associate Fellow at the University of Virginia's Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture--recalls her earliest familial experiences with beauty, in both music and literature, as gifts that helped her grow, survive, and thrive.
Why Beauty Matters: Nancy Adler on the Call to Reclaim Our Collective Power of Artistic Creation
Professor of Organizational Behavior at McGill University Nancy Adler shares a poignant moment beneath the stars that preceded a time defined by struggle, not beauty, and the eternal power of beauty as a form of protest.
Why Beauty Matters: Maria Jackson on Surrendering to Feelings and Controlling Our Narrative
Maria Jackson, senior advisor of Arts and Culture at the Kresge Foundation, reflects on the importance of leading an interrogative, thoughtful life, and why its arts and culture are justice issues.
Why Beauty Matters: Sunil Iyengar on Anticipation, Apprehension, and Generosity
Director of Research and Analysis for the National Endowment for the Arts Sunil Iyengar wonders about beauty's abstract, temporal qualities, and how they impact our lives both before and after we experience them.
Why Beauty Matters: Charles Einsenstein on the Integration of Art and Life, and Life as Art
Charles Eisenstein, speaker and author of "The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible," considers the conflation of art and beauty, and art as more than mere decoration.