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Josh Scheuerman

in Salt Lake City

Scamming Your Way to a Better Community

PRESENTED ON OCT 14, 2013
IN SALT LAKE CITY @ VOL 10

Josh Scheuerman began his career by scamming his way into concerts by posing as photographer. Yet what he was really after was a way to connect with a community he associated with. Those early years led to work at SLUG magazine, which led to Josh publishing his own skate and snowboarding magazines. His art passion led him to start a local art adoption program. Josh's desire to connect with and improve his community has driven much of his life and his selfless actions improve the lives around him and the larger community.

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Maximalism

BY DAN CHRISTOFFERSON
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 24, 2012

Designer Dan Christofferson takes us on a whirlwind tour of the works he's produced over the years, framing it through his experience as a resident of Salt Lake City, and explaining how it has affected that work. (in English)

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The Crowdsourced Neighborhood

BY JAMES ALFANDRE
@ VOL 10 ON OCT 14, 2013

James Alfandre goes into depth on the projects he's inititated to make his city a thriving haven of activity. He speaks of his experiences working with tenants, businesses, local government, and property owners in The Granary District of Salt lake City, to crowd-source the revitalization of this area into a diverse, inclusive and prosperous urban neighborhood.

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Yes We Can! (Turn our trash cans into art on Milpas)

BY SHARON BYRNE
@ VOL 12 ON OCT 29, 2014

Sharon Byrne is having a great time discovering how much fun urban renewal projects can be. She’s presently engaged in raising the profile of Santa Barbara’s Eastside, first by making it safe, then turning it into a national Neighborhood-of-the-Year winner. She’s discovered an incredible community of people that love working on their neighborhood, and have pulled together to do amazing things in it. Tonight, you’re going to see one of the most ambitious projects this tremendous Eastside team has ever attempted: Yes We Can – a project to turn our public trash cans from blight into art, using the talents of our children and the strength of our youth arts programs. Enjoy!

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Design in your city : Playing with Data

BY DOM BREADMORE
@ VOL 20 ON FEB 20, 2015

Dom talks about interacting with your analogue city in a digital way.

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Making the Lake Better

BY WILLIAM KIRWAN
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 18, 2016

How can we make our lake community better? Architect, William Kirwan, uses examples of successful lake communities and how Deep Creek Lake can use these ideas to make business owners, community members, and tourists enjoy the lake even more. 

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And you may ask yourself, well...how did we get here

BY MARIA VYAS
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 18, 2016

Maria Vyas set out to become a concert pianist...but life doesn't always turn out the way you expect. So, what do you do next? For Maria she turned to transportation planning. Salt Lake City is lucky to have such an energetic and passionate advocate for smart transportation planning and growth. Maria explains how thoughtful planning for all modes of transportaiton, walking, biking, driving, and mass transit contribute to the value of our built environment.

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Community Radio: Making it as an Individual and as a Whole

BY OPHIRA HORWITZ
@ VOL 6 ON DEC 08, 2016

In the world of Netflix, iTunes and Facebook, how does community radio compete? Why should community radio compete? Local community radio coordinator Ophira Horwitz broadcasts her journey from biology student to Peach City, illustrating the bedrock community radio provides in isolated communities as an accessible, reliable communication platform to share and build art, vitality and culture, and the potential to build those things here in Penticton. Yes, there are pirates.    

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It's Your World

BY CANDIE PRINTZ
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 15, 2016

With the It’s Your World project, Candace Printz and her students aim to challenge how people think about their environment, art, and the individuals in their community. Chelsea Clinton wrote a book, “It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!” that focuses on positive impacts within your community. In the spirit of this book, Candace and other teachers across the country submitted projects which would improve their community.

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Question Your Choices

BY JOAN CAWLEYCRANE
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 18, 2018

Joan CawleyCrane encourages her art students to question their choices. She approaches art as a way of experiencing another cultures and sharing in communal experience.