This Milenko Matanovic speech discusses the potential that open, publicly accessible spaces have for improving societal interaction and combating important issues that different communities face.
As a self-proclaimed ‘recovering artist,’ the speaker is the founder of The Pomegranate Center and believes in the power of art and open-air spaces. He discusses the way by which art and creativity on an interactive level can facilitate communication and foster relationships between members of communities that are typically disconnected from one another.
By incorporating art and creative collaboration into city life, he argues that members of society can become more productive and possess a higher level of satisfaction with their day-to-day lives. With the creation of public gathering spaces that bring people together, the artist states that innovation can thrive and community ties can be strengthened.