The purpose of the Summit is to spark a community conversation on the power of belonging in building and strengthening positive youth development at all ages across Bartholomew County.
Celebrating kick-off of Youth Empowerment Summit Week! All ages are invited to explore Soft Civic work by Exhibit Columbus designer, Bryony Roberts’ work at Columbus City Hall.
"Soft Civic responds to both the architectural geometry of City Hall and its symbolic role as the center of civic leadership in the community. Custom-fabricated structures with colorful woven surfaces activate the public spaces around the building’s main entrance as destinations for play, performance, and participation. Soft Civic invites a range of impromptu activities and also hosts a series of events created in partnership with community organizations, including youth leadership meetings, public discussions on democracy, and music performances. The use of woven rope explores how a nontraditional building material can perform at an architectural scale. The soft, tactile qualities of the woven surfaces encourage playfulness and interaction at a site of governance.” - Exhibit Columbus
Residents can also enjoy Columbus Area Arts Council’s (CAAC) Dance Kaleidoscope performance followed by family friendly music (11:00am)