Guest Speakers

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Megan Prelinger Cultural Historian and co founder and information designer of the Prelinger Library in San Francisco, and author of “Another Science Fiction: Advertising the Space Race 1957-1962” and “Inside the Machine: Art and Invention in the Electronic Age” will give a presentation on her unique interdisciplinary approach to research and scholarship.

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Dominick Tracy Director of Learning Assessment & Accreditation at CCA will give a presentation on the assessment guidelines and tools he has developed for CCA.

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Shalini Agrawal Director of The Center for Art and Public Life at CCA, will give a presentation on some of the projects she oversees that engage community through Art and Design. Programs that use innovative strategies to engage students and encourage creative solutions for domestic and international communities. 

Agrawal is cofounder and principal of MAC Studio, a practice that engages communities through landscape architecture. MAC Studio was selected as one of the few firms to complete the San Francisco Unified School District Green Schoolyard Initiative for middle and high schools. Her expertise ranges from architecture, interior architecture, and landscape architecture to art installations.

She is a cofounder of the Chicago nonprofit Architreasures where she created programming that transforms schoolyards and community spaces through participatory design. Architreasures was recently awarded the AIA Illinois Presidents Award for “significantly advancing the principles of livable communities and promoting the understanding of the architecture profession”.