Throughout the year, CALL hosts many conversations and participates in a number of panels and other programs that take deep dives into the challenges of creating more sustainable cities and the transformative role that artists can play as catalysts.

CALL Conversations

Join us for our new series of intimate conversations with thought leaders, artists, designers and scientists working on the issues that matter most to the future of our planet. CALL Conversations are ticketed events with no more than 30 participants. This small size allows attendees to engage directly with the speakers, helping shape the form of the conversation. All Conversations are held in homes and followed by a meal. The ticket price helps to support CALL’s public programming and larger scale artist projects.

Guests speakers have included Amitov Ghosh, Kate Orff, John Walden, Alexis Rockman, and Cynthia Rosenzweig.


HIGHLIGHT: November 2018

Mary Miss and Amitov Ghosh speak to guests on the role of the artist is calling attention to climate change at the home of curator and writer Gabriella De Ferrari.




Hosting forums is another way that CALL has engaged a diversity of people in conversation to flesh out the ideas that underpin our work and research. One such forum was our July 2017 event with DCA Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, Artist Jean Shin, and Margaret Castillo, Chief Architect for the DDC.

This event was an opportunity for our supports and collaborators to gain insight into the process of engaging artists in city projects on a variety of levels.

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 Over the years, CALL has hosted and participated in a number of panels. Examples include: