Green Festival Speakers

Milenko Matanovic



Founding director of Pomegranate Center, which enables people to come together to improve communities, Matanovic has been a visual and performing artist for 35 years. Community Creativity Work of Pomegranate Center.

A great place results from the convergence of art, public participation, and community betterment. Placemaking design ideas and communitybuilding processes help transform communities, neighborhoods, and developments into more humane, sustainable, and interesting places. Matanovic will illustrate placemaking concepts using Pomegranate Centers past and current projects, which involve diverse groups of people in creating gathering places, communitybased plans for town squares, trails and parks, and artmaking.