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The Five Senses of Newport by journalist Sean Flynn originally published in the Newport Daily News on December 17, 2016 explores Catalyzing Newport’s Sensory Week with visiting catalysts, Dr. Estevan Rael-Gálvez and Cindi Malinick including the sensory installation that took place at Bike Newport on Thursday, December 15th.
On Wednesday, Dec. 14, Catalyzing Newport along with our collaborators, finished a series of sensory activities led by visiting catalysts Dr. Estevan Rael-Gálvez and Cindi Malinick as part of Sensory Week Newport. To date, our sensory explorations of Newport have included:
Catalyzing Newport is hosting its next visiting catalyst Estevan Rael-Gálvez, PhD from the historic city of Santa Fe, NM December 12 – 16th. As a cultural anthropologist and storyteller, Estevan has developed a practice that uses the 5 human senses to explore place, feelings and memories. In Santa Fe, he used this practice as a way to engage greater community participation in the development of the city’s first Cultural Plan.
December 12th – 16th is declared “Newport Sensory Week” by Dr. Estevan Rael-Gálvez who will be visiting Newport as a part of Catalyzing Newport’s catalyst residency program. Leading up to and during his December residency, Estevan will be empowering Newport’s residents to collectively tell the story of their city through activating their senses.
Come to this free community event to participate in a #SensingNewport event!
On Monday, June 20th visiting catalyst Jake Dunagan, PhD, delivered his lecture The Future as Cognitive Prosthetic to a full house at Rosecliff Mansion. During the lecture, Jake asked the audience to craft haikus at two different intervals as a means to creatively express our thoughts about the future twenty-years from now– the first prompt focused on the personal, the second prompt focused on the community. Posted below are the haikus that were generated from audience participants.
Howard Newman is a Newport-based scholar and artist who represented the Historic Spring Leadership Committee at Catalyzing Newport’s launch of the Mayor’s Office, 2061 on Saturday, June 18, 2016. The committee raised the funds to purchase the site of the gas station for public enjoyment. Howard’s thoughtful remarks are posted below.
Catalyzing Newport would like to thank reporter Sean Flynn at the Newport Daily News for his wonderful article about our initiative and upcoming events for Jake Dunagan’s residency June 16 – 21 in Newport. Readers can access the direct link to the article here.