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Civic Café: Building a Better Future, a Civic Skill-Building Workshop with Loutopia's Javyn Solomon

Tuesday, February 13 | 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Stix House 6470 Forsyth Blvd.

Building a better future for our communities requires imagining realities beyond what current exists in the world. Being able to see, craft, and share a clear future-oriented vision requires exercising our abilities to imagine, create, and play. Doing so in community further expands the possibilities of what might emerge. Eager to get started? 

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the Gephardt Institute is thrilled to host Javyn Solomon, an interdisciplinary creative and designer who created Loutopia, a project looks to imagine a St. Louis where public art, nature, and sustainable systems meet at the intersection of intentional design, creating a city that works for all people. Solomon will lead us in a Civic Skill Building Workshop focused on futurist imagining. Join us to explore the themes of creativity, art, design, community, and social change while learning more about Solomon’s work in St. Louis.  

Event Type

Meetings & Conferences, Seminar/Colloquia


Arts & Culture, Humanities & Society, Campus & Community



Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement
Event Contact

Scott Allen

Speaker Information

Javyn Solomon is an interdisciplinary creative whose work resides on a spectrum between progress, story, function, impact, and connection. In 2021, Javyn started his own creative practice, L.O.T.U.S Labs, where he tends to a mix of projects; mostly various collaborations and some self-hosted projects. Javyn's style and vernacular are influenced by his hometown in addition to a sense of exploration in the realms of art, design, and the natural environment.

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