Forecast/Forward will feature conversations with practitioners working at the intersection of arts, culture, place and equity

Forecast is excited to offer this new way to deepen your understanding of the trends, shifts, and innovative new work being done in our field. We’re taking expertise off the pages of our magazine Public Art Review and bringing it to you direct from leading practitioners and artists. This series of conversations is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about and keep their pulse on work happening at the intersection of arts, culture, place and equity.

Join us for a series of conversations.


How Artists Can Address Public Health Challenges

Talk with Mindy Fullilove, MD, LFAPA, Hon AIA

Join us on November 11 as esteemed author and social psychiatrist Mindy Fullilove talks about the importance of the work around arts, culture, racial justice, and public health.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 PM CST

Virtual – registration link coming soon.

portrait of Mindy Fullilove


Decolonizing Public Art, Part I: Standing Rock

At this first conversation, artists Votan and Missy Whiteman explore how artists are standing up and fighting back against colonization and protecting land and water, and how this impacts the future of public art in the U.S. The talk was facilitated by Angela Two Stars.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
6:00 – 8:30 PM
All My Relations Arts
1414 E Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

At an event, a Somali woman speaks into a microphone while three other people look on. Large artwork hangs on the wall behind them.

Art, Culture and Transportation: MnDOT Community Vitality Fellowship

MnDOT is among the first state transportation agencies in the country to participate in the artist-in-residence program by hosting a Community Vitality Fellowship position. Meet the new fellow, Marcus Young, and speak to the director of MnDOT’s program, and the Director of Arts and Transportation for America to talk about the future of arts and culture in our country’s transportation infrastructure. Facilitated by Forecast Board Member Hally Turner (Planning Program Coordinator at MnDOT), featuring Ben Stone, Transportation for America, Artist Fellow Marcus Young, and Highway Sponsorship Program Director at MnDOT, Jessica Oh.

Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, Lobby
528 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Designing for Justice and Equity: Creating Power through Spatial Design

A conversation about equity in architecture and design, facilitated by Forecast Board Member, Nathan Johnson, 4M-ULA Architecture, featuring Satoko Muratake from 10 x 10 and Kristine Miller, Professor at University of Minnesota.

Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Forecast Public Art
2300 Myrtle Avenue, Suite 160
Saint Paul, MN

portrait triptych of Satoko Muratake and Kristine Miller and Nathan Johnson

Decolonizing Public Art PART II: from Puerto Rico to Mauna Kea

From Standing Rock to Puerto Rico to Mauna Kea, artists are standing up and fighting back against colonization and protecting land and water … how does this impact the future of public art in this country? Facilitated by Candida Gonzalez featuring Olivia Levins Holden, Kealoha Ferriera, and Aiyana Sol Machado.

Thursday, February 6, 2020
6:00 – 7:30 PM
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407

portrait of four artist presenters from left to right Kealoha Ferriera Olivia Levins Holden Aiyana Sol Machado and Candida Gonzalez