Anne Carson

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Create.connect.collab believes in being monumental, gathering monumental voices, and doing monumental things! Each time our amazing members gather to move the needle, the downtown area is always at the center of the conversation. The circle has been the meeting spot for many, and we LOVE to see it! Access to places with such depth and …

The Backdrop Of Content Creation! Read More »

What was your last (or most memorable) experience on Monument Circle, the Canal, Lugar Plaza, or Georgia Street? Was it good, bad, or neutral? Why? Went for a walk around Lugar Plaza and Monument Circle last week. Music played at both places, which is unneeded noise. Do these spaces feel like they’re part of “your” …

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Walking around downtown, there’s a lack of places for little kids. Even Colts playground is mostly for teenagers and adults smoking weed. Every time I want to enjoy outdoors with my little girl, I drive to north (Carmel, Fishers). Unfortunately downtown isn’t made for families.

Indianapolis is full of beautiful public spaces. At times, I’ve seen these spaces utilized in very engaging, culturally rich ways, such as with this past year’s Swish festivities or with Big Car’s Spark programming on Monument Circle. Other times, I feel the spaces are underutilized. I would love to see the city invest more into …

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Sometime in the late 20th C it was determined inappropriate for the Nativity scene to be depicted on public property and the crecehe that had been traditionally located on Monument Circle was relocated to the yard of Chirst Church Episcopal. When I was working with Terry Bradbury on the design for a new choir balcony …

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