Throughout the world, public space is constantly under the threat of co-option, and art is always under threat of being defunded. Ongoing work in the arts, architecture and community building requires ongoing champions and institutions. These individuals and agencies work to set priorities at the level of the city, the country and sometimes the world.
Previously, Schupbach also served Governor Patrick of Massachusetts as the Creative Economy director of Massachusetts, as well as the director of ArtistLink, a Ford Foundation-funded initiative to stabilize and revitalize communities through the creation of affordable space and innovative environments for creatives.
His body of work represents an ongoing commitment to support the value of design in public space, and offers instruction as to how designers and design supporters can work together to create better futures.
We had a chance to speak with Jason on Social Design Insights. Have a listen at the link below.