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Public Art Training Camp: What is Creative Placemaking?
October 7, 2021 @ 4:00 pm–5:30 pm$10 – $15
This first session will outline the definition of creative placemaking within Pittsburgh’s public realm. Guest speaker Njaimeh Njie will provide an overview of her experience working on Homecoming: Hill District, USA. Her talk will address the benefits of creative placemaking when utilized correctly, and the relationships and healthy challenges that resulted from the work.
About Njaimeh Njie
Njaimeh Njie is a photographer, filmmaker, and multimedia producer. Her work documents contemporary Black life, with a particular focus on the past shapes the present. Njie’s work has been featured in outlets including CityLab, Belt Magazine, and the Carnegie Museum of Art’s Storyboard Blog, and she has presented at venues including TEDxPittsburghWomen, Harvard University, and Carnegie Mellon University. Among several awards and grants, Njie was named the 2019 Visual Artist of the Year by the Pittsburgh City Paper, the 2019 Duquesne University/August Wilson House Fellow, and the 2018 Emerging Artist of the Year by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Njie earned her B.A. in Film and Media Studies in 2010 from Washington University in St. Louis.
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