Airbnb Design—Talks No. 3

Watch artist Kate Daughdrill's "The Art of Presence" talk

Kate Daughdrillis a Detroit-based artist and urban farmer who uses living sculpture, shared meals, farming, and plants as mediums for connection. Her projects include co-founding Detroit SOUP (a public dinner that mobilizes citizens to fund micro-grants for local projects), and Edible Hut (a community gathering space with a living, edible roof for residents, artists, organizations and schools).

Kate’s work captures the growing role of civic responsibility through art, and challenges others to play a similar role in shaping cities around the world. She has exhibited her work at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit, Cranbrook Art Museum, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Gallery of Windsor. She has also been profiled in the New York Times, Dwell, and the Huffington Post.

In this video, Kate will discuss how being present, and open to more authentic connection, can shape what type of city we live in and cultivate. We’ll explore how art, plants and food can become mediums for connection and learn about how the healing of Detroit through art can inspire similar efforts in our own communities.

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