Art Is the Memory of Mankind

988669_10152882434160652_1893030052_nWelcome to another Tuesday with TED. Today we have architect Gregory Ibanez talking about the importance of public art. Greg is the current Chair of the Fort Worth Public Art Commission and a former member of the Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission. He has served as a Visiting Adjunct Professor of Architecture at The University of Texas at Arlington and at Texas Tech University. In 2012, he was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects for his advancement of the profession through design.

In over 32 years of architectural practice, Greg has produced a diverse body of work that has been widely recognized and published. In this fascinating talk, he ponders the question of why we need public art, and on a deeper level, why art — any art, be it visual, literary, film, or installation — is a necessary and important part of human existence. Enjoy!

What did you think of this talk? Did it change how you view art, especially public art? Did it alter how you view your own art?

Until next time,
Cynthia Patton

About Cynthia J. Patton

Writer, Editor, Advocate, Speaker, Special Needs Attorney, and Autism Mom. Also the Founder and Chairperson of Autism A to Z, a nonprofit providing resources and solutions for life on the spectrum.
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