Arts-Based Community Development Convening
Transforming Post-Industrial Cities through Art and Innovation
April 12 through 14, 2012 - St. Louis

Lyndsey Scott

St. Louis, Missouri


Lyndsey Scott loves the open conversations that art starts. Trained as a visual artist, her early paintings remixxed mythology into modern narratives that oozed the technicolor humor of history repeating itself. A move to the collaborative environment of south St. Louis invited a shift in focus from 2D to Now-We: exploring the ‘container’ of public school classrooms, nursing homes, community centers, museums, and street corners, Lyndsey began to explore participatory public acts as opportunities to co-create “Thistory” – a celebration of our present moment as we choose it. Current work has her delving into more interpersonal & rural spaces: she recently created a stop-motion animation with her kids yoga class about intergalactic yogis and inner confidence, and just finished a 21-foot mandala mural with a support group for high-schoolers dealing with depression. Next stop—a stint on the farm at an intentional community in NC and a small-town bike trip in MI with the Biking Superheroes. She loves learning to deejay the social shapes and spiritual practices that best support enjoyable, sustainable societal transformation.



Day 2 / Apr, 13 @ 8:00 pm
Top Floor : Starlight Room

FRED. Fresh Radical Educational Dialogue. With a “night cap.”

10 minute talks / presentations / performances in the* or PechaKucha** models. Fast paced, big ideas presented in a compelling way. Plus a challenge from the presenter to the audience to create change.

And still plenty of time for schmoozing and chatting. Cash bar is open.

Conference attendees are invited to come for a casual “night cap” in the Starlight Room. And to be challenged with big ideas for change. This is a great opportunity to test an idea, make a case for something a little wild, introduce an inquiry or just tell about a particularly interesting project.

Presenters have 10 minutes. A relaxed atmosphere. A laptop. A projector.

Chris Clark will MC to keep it flowing. FREDtalkers include:

Joan Lipkin: Why Bayard Rustin Just Might Be the Greatest Man You Never Heard Of

Mallory Nezam: StL Improv Anywhere

Jessica Ruhlin: The Type One Project

Michael Allen: Pruitt Igoe Now

Jack Storey & Rick Stockburger: Saving Cities & Mega-Region Coalition

Dan Reus: Openly Disruptive

Kathleen Richert: An Instaconomy

Kara Holland: Reclaimed Places: Picnics

Zoe Scharf & Matt Strom: Brain Drain: Light up and connect St. Louis

Lyndsey Scott: Recalibrating Presence

*TED is a nonprofit devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site and the annual TED Prize.

**PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of conversation (“chit chat”), it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.