Love Letter to a City

Date(s) - 9 Nov 2011
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

OCAD University


 How one urban experimentalist single-handedly changed the image of his hometown

Event Information:

Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street (south of Dundas), Toronto

In January 2011, Newsweek identified Grand Rapids, Michigan as one of America’s top dying cities. Twenty-two year old Grand Rapids artist and event organizer Rob Bliss took exception to this report and decided to do something about it.

Come hear Rob Bliss speak about how artists, public servants, politicians, community and business leaders, schools, colleges and residents were galvanized to make what film critic Roger Ebert called “the greatest music video of all time.”

Rob will be joined by panelists Jesse Hirsh, Dré Labre and Che Kothari who will talk about the creative use of social networking to build communities in Toronto.

 The session will be moderated by

  • The Globe and Mail’s Advertising and Marketing Reporter Simon Houpt
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