The People's Liberty team is excited to announce the 2016 Haile Fellows. Join us in welcoming Chris Glass and Brandon Black to the PL team this year. Read more below and keep an eye out for updates as the year progresses.
Chris Glass wants to celebrate Greater Cincinnati’s neighborhoods by sharing perspectives and empowering citizens through photography. During his Fellowship year, Chris will identify and photograph every neighborhood in Greater Cincinnati, engaging residents and local organizations in a variety of ways throughout the process. Chris will select various neighborhoods for Deep Dives where he'll develop site-specific programs and printed takeaways, highlighting the area and the citizens who live there. Chris feels that this Fellowship will be transformative for him, and will bring together the collection of creative pursuits he has built over the years.
Brandon Black will use his Fellowship year to explore traditional apprenticeship in the age of technology. Brandon believes there are many people, namely elders, willing to share working knowledge and expertise to novice, able-bodied home rehab enthusiasts. Brandon will spend the next 12 months attempting to narrow the relational gap between Baby Boomers and Millennials, by connecting them through home repair projects that bring out the best in both generations. By the completion of his Fellowship, Brandon hopes to reimagine the role of elders, beautify neighborhoods and increase home values. Brandon sees this as an opportunity to develop a model that could incorporate other disciplines with intergenerational apprenticeship.
Congratulations once more to Chris and Brandon. We know you have a busy year in front of you. Kudos!
Our Haile Fellowship Grantees were selected by a community panel, comprised of area creative, business and civic talent. All project proposals were scored based on feasibility, novelty [specific to Greater Cincinnati] and projected community impact. A huge thank-you to this cycle's panelists, listed below: