Monthly Archives: December 2015

NYE 2015

I started this blog on New Year’s Eve 2010 to give voice to some ideas that had been percolating about art, creativity, policy, entrepreneurship, and (occasionally) cooking. In this fifth year, Creative Infrastructure sustained a growth trajectory, with about 22,000 … Continue reading

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Time

Perhaps it’s because I recently watched the space travel epic Interstellar while on a 10 hour flight from Istanbul to JFK, or perhaps it’s because I’m (slightly) over 50, or perhaps it’s because there is always a long “to do” … Continue reading

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Tbilisi, Day 3 – Cultural Diplomacy (or, a conference and a feast)

Although I was in no way officially representing the United States, my role at the conference hosted by Creative Initiatives on my 3rd day in Tbilisi was to provide an overview of US arts and culture incubation practices. I was … Continue reading

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Tbilisi, Day 2- The Workshop (and dinner)

The main event of day 2 was a workshop for students and faculty from several universities, including the Georgia Institute of Public Affairs and the Free University, which we toured with the head of its Department of Visual Arts and … Continue reading

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Tbilisi Day 1, Fluidity

My first full day in Tbilisi yielded two observations: 1) planning here is a very fluid process and 2) this city has been through a lot. The day was largely unstructured, with only two activities scheduled: an afternoon visit to the IREX … Continue reading

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Tbilisi, first impression

I am visiting Tbilisi, Georgia this week at the invitation of Creative Initiatives, a new organization “dedicated to leading the process of commercialization in Georgia’s creative industries by merging the rich cultural traditions of the region with viable international business … Continue reading

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