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Michelle Angela Ortiz

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December 15, 8:30am • Center / Architecture + Design • part of a series on Context

“Part of why I’m death-obsessed or ‘dead’-icated is because I’ve experienced loss,” said Evi Numen, an artist, curator, and researcher focused on mourning through art. In November 2017, she spoke to the CreativeMornings Philadelphia community about death.

All photos taken by Steve Weinik.

“Compassion does not have to be perfect, but it does have to be intentional.” In September 2017, Chris Bolden-Newsome, co-founder and co-director of the farm at Bartram’s Garden, spoke about the importance of compassion in everyday life.

All photos taken by Steve Weinik.

The ability to overcome adversity and withstand waves of turbulent times is part of the human spirit. In our hardwiring, it is the oldest of threads that also fuels our creativity. In 2005, Andrew Simonet founded Artists U, an artist-run incubator for helping artists make sustainable lives. In June 2017, he spoke to CreativeMornings Philadelphia about making a successful, sustainable living in art. All photos taken by Steve Weinik.

“Love is the answer to all things,” he says. But how do we create it? In April 2017, Ed Tettemer took us “beyond logic” in an inspirational talk on love and success.

As we explored the taboo in March 2017, web developer Courtney Wilburn took to the stage at the Center / Architecture + Design to discuss how marginalized communities use technology to organize and make their voices heard. All photos taken by Steve Weinik.

“The mystery is that the past is often just as clouded as the future,” says Justin Duerr. This visual artist, musician, and writer has explored the mysteries of the Toynbee tiles and obscure cartoonist Herbert Crowley, and in January 2017, he helped the CreativeMornings Philadelphia community learn more about mystery. Photos taken by Steve Weinik.

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