Childhood By Design brings artists, architects, urbanists, and designers together with early childhood experts, policymakers, and the general public. This conversation will seek to explore and harness the power of art, architecture, design, and placemaking to reimagine the unique experience of childhood, to improve outcomes, and to co-create a brighter future for all young children and their families.
This year’s panel conversation with Christopher Moses, Itai Palti, and Kimberly Lucas is presented by AIR Serenbe and Capita in partnership with the Woodruff Arts Center.
Christopher Moses is the Dan Reardon Director of Education and Associate Artistic Director of the Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre. A national leader in theatre education, Chris has positioned the Alliance’s Education department as a vital resource for advancing the civic agenda of Atlanta.
Itai Palti is Director of Hume, a science informed architecture and urban design practice. In 2015, Itai founded the Conscious Cities movement; a new field of research and practice for building people-centric environments that are aware and responsive using data analysis, AI, tech, and behavioral science in design.
Kimberly Lucas is the Civic Research Director in the City of Boston’s Office of New Urban Mechanics. Part researcher, part practitioner, and part muppet, Kim has consistently kept one foot in the ivory tower and one foot on the ground, pairing research with practice to seek real solutions to social policy and planning problems.