Boston College: Marc Bamuthi Joseph: Developing Creative Ecosystems for Civic Impact


Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 7:00pm


Boston College, Robsham Theater Arts Center, Campanella Way Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Marc Bamuthi Joseph is an arts activist and literary performer and the Chief of Program and Pedagogy at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, one of the country's pre-eminent homes for multi-disciplinary contemporary art. Joseph’s work at YBCA combines his own performance practice, strategic partnerships, shared inquiry, and open source technologies to create dynamic platforms for prototyping and civic action. He is an inaugural recipient of the United States Artists Rockefeller Fellowship which annually recognizes 50 of the country's "greatest living artists,” the 2011 Alpert Award winner in Theater, and was one of 21 artists named to the inaugural class of Doris Duke Artists. Joseph is a co-founder of “Life is Living,” a national series of one-day festivals designed to activate under-resourced parks and affirm peaceful urban life through hip hop arts and focused environmental action.