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Learn how you can support biodiversity and your own well being through urban foraging. The group will talk about the role of humans in the ecosystem, as well as the future of ethical ecosystem management and harvesting.
Host: Marcella Borgenicht (student)

Learn how you can support biodiversity and your own well being through urban foraging. The group will talk about the role of humans in the ecosystem, as well as the future of ethical ecosystem management and harvesting.
Host: Marcella Borgenicht (student)

A Guide to Urban Foraging

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Grab your walking boots and follow Toney's Brook, Montclair's fabled waterway that courses north to south through diverse neighborhoods. There's no other perspective on our town like it!
Host: Iain Kerr: (SPURSE Research + Design Collective).

Grab your walking boots and follow Toney's Brook, Montclair's fabled waterway that courses north to south through diverse neighborhoods. There's no other perspective on our town like it!
Host: Iain Kerr: (SPURSE Research + Design Collective).

Along Toney's Brook Walk

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Davey Joseph -- a citizen transit equity advocate, and co-host Krystal Persaud will share her own expertise on solar technology.
Cohosts:
Scott Gurian: ("Far From Home" podcast)
Krystal Persaud: ("Shark Tank", Grouphug Tech)

Davey Joseph -- a citizen transit equity advocate, and co-host Krystal Persaud will share her own expertise on solar technology.
Cohosts:
Scott Gurian: ("Far From Home" podcast)
Krystal Persaud: ("Shark Tank", Grouphug Tech)

Please Explain! Episode 1

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We'll be joined by Fred Petrone who works with Atlantic Coast Fibers, the company that collects all the recycling for the Township of Montclair.
Cohosts:
Scott Gurian: ("Far From Home" podcast)
Nahin Shah: (Manifold, NJIT, OCAD University in Toronto.)

We'll be joined by Fred Petrone who works with Atlantic Coast Fibers, the company that collects all the recycling for the Township of Montclair.
Cohosts:
Scott Gurian: ("Far From Home" podcast)
Nahin Shah: (Manifold, NJIT, OCAD University in Toronto.)

Please Explain! Episode 2

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Our host talks Diversity in Design with our guests Freddy Ang (Aetrex Worldwide), Chelsea Banks (Interior Designer, Space Planner), Dalal Elsheikh (ArtCenter College of Design) and Melissa Nieves (Port Authority of NY, NJIT's NOMAS founder). Host: Renee Collins (designer)

Our host talks Diversity in Design with our guests Freddy Ang (Aetrex Worldwide), Chelsea Banks (Interior Designer, Space Planner), Dalal Elsheikh (ArtCenter College of Design) and Melissa Nieves (Port Authority of NY, NJIT's NOMAS founder). Host: Renee Collins (designer)

Gradient: Diversity

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We'll explore the Commons as a powerful, creative and inclusive alternative to the social, racial and economic fallouts of 2020, and we'll ground how this can happen in our community.
Guest: David Bollier (Commons Strategies Group)

We'll explore the Commons as a powerful, creative and inclusive alternative to the social, racial and economic fallouts of 2020, and we'll ground how this can happen in our community.
Guest: David Bollier (Commons Strategies Group)

Meet Me in the Commons

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Join us as we stroll down Walnut and Grove Streets to consider the role of main streets. Our walk will be guided by a "score" created by the University of Orange in conjunction with their "Main Street" reading group and urbanism series. Host: Lune Ames (multimedia storyteller)

Join us as we stroll down Walnut and Grove Streets to consider the role of main streets. Our walk will be guided by a "score" created by the University of Orange in conjunction with their "Main Street" reading group and urbanism series. Host: Lune Ames (multimedia storyteller)

The Future of Our Main Streets

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Iain asks: “Is environmentalism even possible if humans are part of the environment?” Ecological researcher and process philosopher Zack Walsh provides some insight. Cohosts: Scott Gurian ("Far From Home" podcast) Rich Tu (MTV, VH1, CMT, ViacomCBS, "First Generation Burden")

Iain asks: “Is environmentalism even possible if humans are part of the environment?” Ecological researcher and process philosopher Zack Walsh provides some insight. Cohosts: Scott Gurian ("Far From Home" podcast) Rich Tu (MTV, VH1, CMT, ViacomCBS, "First Generation Burden")

Please Explain! Episode 5

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DJ Butta and BlissedOut Beats will be playing the dance tunes to keep you on the floor all night long! Everything from Hip Hop to Deep House. Grab your headphones. Choose your DJ. Wear a mask, keep a safe distance from others and move those happy feet!

DJ Butta and BlissedOut Beats will be playing the dance tunes to keep you on the floor all night long! Everything from Hip Hop to Deep House. Grab your headphones. Choose your DJ. Wear a mask, keep a safe distance from others and move those happy feet!

Pop Up N' Dance!

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On this socially distanced bike excursion, we'll trek between these two cities in search of clues that weave our histories, parks and infrastructures together. Our 25-mile circuit will include a few stops to rest and take in those stories. We begin and end in Brookdale Park.

On this socially distanced bike excursion, we'll trek between these two cities in search of clues that weave our histories, parks and infrastructures together. Our 25-mile circuit will include a few stops to rest and take in those stories. We begin and end in Brookdale Park.

Montclair-Newark Cycle-rama

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Participants will re-imagine the narratives of Black youth that consider how we live in an inclusive future, and will create zines from start to finish that capture the "The City (of Montclair) We Became."
Host: Renee Collins

Participants will re-imagine the narratives of Black youth that consider how we live in an inclusive future, and will create zines from start to finish that capture the "The City (of Montclair) We Became."
Host: Renee Collins

Afrofuturist Zine Workshop

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Moderator: Marilyn LaVergne. Panelists: Nina Cooke John, Principal Architect of Cooke John Architects; Justin Garrett Moore, Urban Designer; Khari Johnson Ricks, Artist and DJ; Lynne Toye, Chief Operating Officer of Harlem School of the Arts and Founder of Unpacked.

Moderator: Marilyn LaVergne. Panelists: Nina Cooke John, Principal Architect of Cooke John Architects; Justin Garrett Moore, Urban Designer; Khari Johnson Ricks, Artist and DJ; Lynne Toye, Chief Operating Officer of Harlem School of the Arts and Founder of Unpacked.

Afrofuturism in Montclair

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In this walk, learn how to identify and harvest the five most prolific and important plants that are rich in nutrients and grow spontaneously without human consent or aid.
Host: Iain Kerr (SPURSE Research + Design Collective)

In this walk, learn how to identify and harvest the five most prolific and important plants that are rich in nutrients and grow spontaneously without human consent or aid.
Host: Iain Kerr (SPURSE Research + Design Collective)

For(a)ging Connections

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Two clay impressions of our textured environment are included, which will be shaped into a dish, then get beautifully glazed and fired. A truly unique souvenir of Montclair!
Host: Jordi McIvor.

Two clay impressions of our textured environment are included, which will be shaped into a dish, then get beautifully glazed and fired. A truly unique souvenir of Montclair!
Host: Jordi McIvor.

Impressions in Clay

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Historian Frank Godlewski talks zoning works and why Montclair is laid out the way it is. And Rutgers cartographer Michael Siegel discusses New Jersey’s borders.
Cohosts: Scott Gurian: ("Far From Home" podcast) David Ayllon: (art director, graphic designer)

Historian Frank Godlewski talks zoning works and why Montclair is laid out the way it is. And Rutgers cartographer Michael Siegel discusses New Jersey’s borders.
Cohosts: Scott Gurian: ("Far From Home" podcast) David Ayllon: (art director, graphic designer)

Please Explain! Episode 3

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When most awards praise designs for their grace, their attention to detail and their overall sense of purpose, we'll be giving props to designs that veered off their intended path, and managed to come out way more radical. Guest: SPURSE

When most awards praise designs for their grace, their attention to detail and their overall sense of purpose, we'll be giving props to designs that veered off their intended path, and managed to come out way more radical. Guest: SPURSE

The Improbably Designed Awards Show

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Join our presenters on an audio-visual journey focused on building inclusive data and amplifying inclusive design. Host: Josh Marotti (KPMG Ignition) Presenters: Brunie Pierre (architect) Jennifer Nelson (non-profit leader) Lu Ortiz (Vita-Activa.org) Rebecca Irby (educator, activist)

Join our presenters on an audio-visual journey focused on building inclusive data and amplifying inclusive design. Host: Josh Marotti (KPMG Ignition) Presenters: Brunie Pierre (architect) Jennifer Nelson (non-profit leader) Lu Ortiz (Vita-Activa.org) Rebecca Irby (educator, activist)

Pecha Kucha: Design, Data, and Inclusion

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In this conversation with Lily Cui and special guests, we'll learn what participatory budgeting is, how cities around the world are moving to this democratic model, and what it could look like in Montclair.

In this conversation with Lily Cui and special guests, we'll learn what participatory budgeting is, how cities around the world are moving to this democratic model, and what it could look like in Montclair.

People-Powered Budgeting

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Montclair and Graz (Austria) have been sister cities since World War II, when we opened our doors to those fleeing Hitler's fascism. Nearly 80 years later, we're opening a digital door for a heart-to-heart, thanks to our partners Clerestory Fine Art (Montclair) and Creative Industries (Graz).

Montclair and Graz (Austria) have been sister cities since World War II, when we opened our doors to those fleeing Hitler's fascism. Nearly 80 years later, we're opening a digital door for a heart-to-heart, thanks to our partners Clerestory Fine Art (Montclair) and Creative Industries (Graz).

Sister2Sister Teleport Machine

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Come join our socially-distanced closing celebration under autumn skies to wrap up a transformative week! We'll be serving up locally sourced comfort foods, spinning beats with DJ Blissedout Beats, and sharing experiences of the week's events.

Come join our socially-distanced closing celebration under autumn skies to wrap up a transformative week! We'll be serving up locally sourced comfort foods, spinning beats with DJ Blissedout Beats, and sharing experiences of the week's events.

Welcoming the Future Closing Party

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Sample all that's in store with this year's line-up. Tunes will be spinning by BlissedOut Beats, food vendors will be delighting your senses, fire pits will be roaring and the MDW crew will be cranking out hot-pressed T-shirts!

Sample all that's in store with this year's line-up. Tunes will be spinning by BlissedOut Beats, food vendors will be delighting your senses, fire pits will be roaring and the MDW crew will be cranking out hot-pressed T-shirts!

MDW20 Opening Party!

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Host: Renee Collins
Guests:
Andrew Kolczynski (Adam Lippes, Andrew New York).
Justin Morris-Morano (industrial designer)
Jayna Patel (Industrial Design student at NJIT)
Krystal Persaud (Shark Tank)

Host: Renee Collins
Guests:
Andrew Kolczynski (Adam Lippes, Andrew New York).
Justin Morris-Morano (industrial designer)
Jayna Patel (Industrial Design student at NJIT)
Krystal Persaud (Shark Tank)

Gradient: Sustainability

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We will think about what forms the Main Streets that we love and what connects them all, and we will learn how to advocate for our Main Streets to thrive and support our collective life and health.
Host: University of Orange

We will think about what forms the Main Streets that we love and what connects them all, and we will learn how to advocate for our Main Streets to thrive and support our collective life and health.
Host: University of Orange

"Main Street" Reading Group

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We'll get to the central question: how do we get to an anti-racist environmentalism?
Guest: Prakash Kashwan (University of Connecticut, Democracy in the Woods: Environmental Conservation and Social Justice in India, Tanzania, and Mexico)

We'll get to the central question: how do we get to an anti-racist environmentalism?
Guest: Prakash Kashwan (University of Connecticut, Democracy in the Woods: Environmental Conservation and Social Justice in India, Tanzania, and Mexico)

Race & Ecology Radio

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Afrofuturist Zine Workshop #2

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Our host will be joined by Krystal Persaud, designer and researcher, along with special guests to answer your questions about the things that have you stumped.
Cohosts: Scott Gurian ("Far From Home" podcast)

Our host will be joined by Krystal Persaud, designer and researcher, along with special guests to answer your questions about the things that have you stumped.
Cohosts: Scott Gurian ("Far From Home" podcast)

Please Explain! Episode 4

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Our host talk up all things Design Education with our guests Kelly Bryden, Alyson Fraser Diaz, Katrina Macaro and Gretchen Von Koeing, inviting us to learn and take action, because we all have a voice within Design. Host: Renee Collins (visual designer)

Our host talk up all things Design Education with our guests Kelly Bryden, Alyson Fraser Diaz, Katrina Macaro and Gretchen Von Koeing, inviting us to learn and take action, because we all have a voice within Design. Host: Renee Collins (visual designer)

Gradient: Design Education

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Design and make your own T-shirt, collage-style! Following a demo on collage techniques, create your own multi-colored collage using heat transfer vinyl and then transfer directly onto a T-shirt. Select T-shirt size and color in the registration.

Design and make your own T-shirt, collage-style! Following a demo on collage techniques, create your own multi-colored collage using heat transfer vinyl and then transfer directly onto a T-shirt. Select T-shirt size and color in the registration.

Collaging the Tee

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Join us in our opening film screening of MADFlash Film Fest, featuring all 100-second short films submitted to our public call for filmmakers of an inclusive future!

Join us in our opening film screening of MADFlash Film Fest, featuring all 100-second short films submitted to our public call for filmmakers of an inclusive future!

Montclair in 100 Seconds! Screening

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Meet the winners of the "Design For Outdoor Learning" Competition! Join in as we announce the winning designs with the designers and our community partners, Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation, Edgemont School PTA and Awesome Montclair.

Meet the winners of the "Design For Outdoor Learning" Competition! Join in as we announce the winning designs with the designers and our community partners, Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation, Edgemont School PTA and Awesome Montclair.

Meet the Competition Winners!