Newport 2061: Anchor and Beacon by Jake Dunagan, PhD
Catalyzing Newport’s visiting Catalyst Jake Dunagan, PhD created the following scenario to aid in the design of the pop-up installation taking place at the former Coffey’s Citgo gas station, 48 Touro St., Newport. The installation will launch to the public on Saturday, June 18th from 6-8 p.m. It will also be open to the public on Sunday, June 19th from 2-6 p.m. and on Monday, June 20th from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Other open gallery hours will be announced and/or made by appointment. 2061 was chosen for many reasons: 1) Impact: Two generations out is enough time that it is not too far out for audiences to connect with issues; 2) Present: 2016 is an important election year with lots of disruptions, and 2061 is a play on this year; 3) Historical: In 1961, President Kennedy, sworn into office, visits Newport. Jake will utilize this experiential future to facilitate, inspire and spark productive conversations with the community about Newport’s possible preferred futures.