Art Works Podcast: Josh McManus
If you've ever wondered what the lead inventor at an innovation laboratory does, then this week's podcast is for you. Josh McManus is founder of and lead inventor at Little Things Labs, a company that specializes in problem-solving for mid-size, post-industrial cities that are concerned about retaining talented residents as they try to develop a foothold in the creative economy. As we know, since 2009, NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman has fostered a robust national conversation about the concept of creative placemaking. In its simplest form, creative placemaking recognizes the significance of the arts in shaping the social, physical, and economic characters of communities. But placemaking can’t work without creative people. In turn, those people need to connect with each other, to places they can invest in, and to work they’re passionate about.