Katherine Ball, intrepid resident of Indianapolis Island, wants you. Come and learn from your fellow citizens—including those who are extra funny, such as Indy Fringe favorite Phil Van Hest— about new ways of thinking about water this Friday night, Sept. 16, at Big Car’s Service Center for Contemporary Culture and Community in Lafayette Square:
Katherine’s calling this free gathering Public Social University (PSU). It’s a concept borrowed from friends in Portland, Oregon, from whence she hails. PSU puts a unique twist on learning by combining it with other (often seemingly unrelated) subjects, encouraging non-experts to speak about their experiences, and adding a playful energy.
Learning from non-experts. How refreshing is that? This Friday, the poetry, history, reality, and politics of water will abound. Check the flyer above for the workshops being presented, or download your very own copy and please share it with others.
Bonus: come to PSU, and you will also see a watery art & design show: ten designers’ responses to the shapes and patterns of the White River watershed.
Want to reduce your carbon footprint while attending Public Social University? Meet Katherine and other avid cyclists to bike over to the Service Center. They’ll be convening at Freewheelin’ Community Bikes’ new workshop, 3355 N. Central Ave., at 5:30 pm.
See you Friday. If you’re craving more aqueous-ness, don’t forget the FLOW project and its multitude of events…