Robin serves as assistant director of NeighborSpace, an urban open space land trust in Chicago. She supports over 500 community leaders throughout Chicago in developing, managing, and sustaining community land sites, with a special focus on creative stewardship, neighborhood cohesion, community nature play, and public program design interventions. In her prior work at the Garfield Park Conservatory, she developed both programs and places that increase urban resident’s engagement and community connection in and to the outdoor world. Robin holds a bachelor's in media studies and political economy from the Evergreen State College, a master's from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she focused on experimental community performance and is a 2018 cohort graduate of the University of Chicago’s Civic Leadership Academy. She has been trained in mediation and participatory group facilitation, by the Center for Conflict Resolution and Community at Work, respectively.
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- D11: Caring in Public: Community-Managed Open Space as Social Infrastructure
September 09, 2023
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM