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Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen feat. Kia Weatherspoon

12 December، 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Entertainer and four-time Emmy Award winner Randy Cohen returns to Van Alen Institute as presenter of Person Place Thing, a live interview program built around the notion that people are most compelling when they talk about issues that are important to them rather than about themselves. Attendees discuss one person, one location, and one item that they find meaningful. As a result, outstanding talkers shared unexpected anecdotes. Michael Kimmelman, Jan Gehl, Alicia Glen, Justin Davidson, Majora Carter, and Sreoshy Banerjea have all visited Van Alen in the past.

Kia Weatherspoon, founder of Determined by Design and board member of Van Alen, is the featured guest for December. Kia Weatherspoon, NCIDQ, ASID, has spent the last fifteen years challenging every design cliché as the voice for impact and change in design. Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen feat. Kia Weatherspoon

The worst: interior design is a privilege only a select few can afford. For more than ten years, Kia has guided her company in producing high-quality, equitable design solutions for more than 3,500 families, 25 communities, and more than 165,000 square feet of interior spaces intended for low- and affordable-income housing.

Latin Grammy-winning soprano Mireya Ramos performs live! Light nibbles and drinks to follow.

A recording of this event will be played on Northeast Public Radio. Go to Person Place Thing to learn more and listen to previous episodes.


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12 December، 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Person Place Thing


Van Alen Institute
303 Bond Street, Brooklyn
New York, United States
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