The Citizen Innovation Lab designs temporary creative placemaking projects that bring people together who might not normally meet to engage in dialogue and meaningful interaction.

Fueled by the transformative power of art, the Lab constructs human-centered activations in inspiring environments that facilitate connections between neighbors, reinforce community bonds, and strengthen relationships.



What is Creative Placemaking?


“The intentional use of arts and culture to shape the physical, social, and economic future of communities, which strengthens economic development, promotes civic engagement, and contributes to quality of life. In short, art is a verb, and creative placemaking is doing art to change a place.”

-Kimberly Driggins, former Associate Director, DC Office of Planning.


We are looking for ideas that connect people in real life in real conversation.

What's your idea?