2:33 – Cory introduces Stephen Goldsmith, sculptor, urban ecologist, planner, craftsman.
4:45 – The problem with segregating us into categories, and not feeling permission to go outside of your chosen discipline. Example: Candy Chang.
8:13 – In order to repair the world, we have to use every tool that we have as creators, and how to introduce yourself at parties.
10:25 – How do you zoom out from the specific; Stephen as “the accidental [fill in the blank];” and people as “healthy viruses.”
15:14 – Stephen’s story of transforming a condemned building into a workspace for artists by aligning the interests of the city with the interests of the artists, and how Stephen’s commitment to social justice became part of his creative life.
24:02 – We’re part of a movement that isn’t really named yet. Each one of our failures is a building block.
27:05 – By defining the arts broadly brings creativity out in everyone so that beauty is no longer an option; beauty is the way we live our lives.
29:00 – How do you break down the mental barriers that prevent you from trying things outside of your discipline?
32:17 – Why “I’m not ready/I don’t know how to do that” is not a reason to not do what calls to you. Stepping on the path will teach you what you need in order to follow your calling.
35:34 – The importance of sharing knowledge, the 100-year plan that Stephen is working on right now (“Men should plant trees under whose shade they will never sit”), and how to make the invisible visible (using art to change people’s energy consumption behavior).