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Long Table: A Generative City: Shared Value
Monday, June 27, 2016 at 6:30PM

Opera America
330 7th Ave
New York,, NY 10001


A Generative City: How can cultural organizations and for-profit businesses create shared value that positively impacts the local economy and creates a more just society for us all?

Performance Space 122 and Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC) co-host a Long Table discussion around the new ideas of creating shared value. Questions raised by the group will explore how cultural organizations and businesses can partner in mutually beneficial, economically successful ways that go beyond the conventional notions of philanthropy or corporate social responsibility programs.

Long Table discussions are a deeper way of collaboratively engaging with a larger topic. Used as a problem-solving tactic by think tanks, the start-up community and the cultural sector, the Long Table format was first developed by director and scholar Lois Weaver. Experimenting with participation and public engagement, the Long Table re-appropriates a dinner table atmosphere as a public forum – 12 people sit around an actual long table, encouraging informal conversations on serious topics. All voices are welcome at the table to ask questions, make statements, leave comments, or simply sit, listen and watch.