Atlanta’s popular Night of Ideas event returns Friday, March 1, 2024, and explores the theme of urban mutations through the lenses of the environment, Afro-futurism and artistic expression.
How are cities preparing for the environmental challenges to come? Will Atlanta become the model for an ecological and equitable city? As a major city in the South, how Atlanta steps into the future will have a significant impact on the entire region both socially and ecologically. Taking its inspiration from "Behold the Land", a speech by WEB Dubois (1946), and a series of photographs by Atlanta-based artist Sheila Pree Bright (2022), the event will feature conversations, an Equitable Dinner, nature walks, screenings and performances, inviting attendees to embrace our collective connection to land and imagine new patterns to urban life.
Free and open to the public. Atlanta History Center’s exhibitions and bookshop are open to the public during the Night of Ideas.
Presented by Villa Albertine, City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, and Atlanta History Center.