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CODAhorizons is a series of virtual events that bring together creative professionals to discuss how we impact needed and necessary change in the world.  Topics feature leading international artists and their collaborators who are tackling difficult issues of a social, political, or environmental nature – as well as pioneers who are leading the way in using new technological tools and materials that allow for the creation of artwork that facilitates empathy and engagement.

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CODAhorizons events are completely free to attend.

Recorded Events:

Public Art, Renewal, and Nature: How Buffalo Bayou Partnership Impacts Houston

Karen Farber, Vice President for External Affairs at Buffalo Bayou Partnership, presents a virtual case study about how art has changed the 4th most populous city in the United States. Farber's presentation was one of the most highly-rated at CODAsummit: Experience!


Karen Farber - Vice President of External Affairs, Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Originally aired July 20th, 2022

Art + Sensory Perception: Sound, Light and Motion

Four creative thought leaders help us explore how artworks engage with our perceptions, going beyond simply the visual, through the incorporation of sound, light, and motion.


Anthony Rowe – Founder, Squidsoup
Alexandre Lemieux – Business Development Director and Co-Founder, Creos
Christopher Janney – Composer, Artist, Architect, JanneySound
Maria Finkelmeier – Artist + Founder, MF Dynamics

Originally aired December 14th, 2021

Art + Active Public Engagement

Art that impacts its viewers changes the participants as well as the world. Here we celebrate artwork that shapes its impression through direct participation, creating unique, playful, and personal experiences that are both ephemeral and timeless.


Ryan Swanson - Founder/Creative Director, The Urban Conga
Julia Vogl - Artist
Matthew Geller - Artist
Margaret Johnson - Senior Associate & Curator at UAP

Originally aired August 10th, 2021

Art + Sustainability

CODAworx brings together four creative thought-leaders to greet us at the intersection of art + sustainability. They help us explore how artists and their artwork can help raise awareness about this critical and urgent issue. Through the use of recycled or repurposed materials, and the use of environmentally sound production processes, artists and their collaborators lead the way in the creation of a responsible and joyful future for the planet.


Gilbert Guaring – Head of Marketing + Communications, UAP
Vivian Kuan – Executive Director, Terreform ONE
Colin Selig – Metal Artist
Michelle Stitzlein – Founder, Art Grange

Originally aired June 15th, 2021

Art + Emotion: Wonder, Joy, and Inspiration

CODAworx brings together four creative thought-leaders to greet us at the intersection of art + emotion. They help us explore emotion as the currency of art.  How and why does art impact our emotions, and thus help us to connect with one another?  Ultimately, can art foster empathy and compassion?


Julia Beabout – CEO and Creative Director at Novaby
Guto Requena – Estudio Guto Requena
Ricardo Rivera – Video Artist and Creative Director at Klip Collective
Cheryl Maeder – Video Installation Artist

Originally aired April 27th, 2021

Art + the Future of Cities

Four visionary professionals in the commissioned art industry provide different perspectives on the role that artists and other creatives can play in helping us to reimagine our cities and communities.  Discussions center around how art can impact our interactions with one another and our physical surroundings in the places where we live and work.


Natasha Smith – Principal at UAP
Philippe Demers – Founding Partner and CEO of MASSIvart
Piper Faust – Public Art Consultant
Peter Fink – Artist

Originally aired Feb 16th, 2021

Welcome to the Creative Revolution!

Early this year, CODAworx named 25 exemplary leaders of positive change in the field of commissioned art - our “Creative Revolutionaries” - to celebrate, to learn from, to set the bar. Heading into 2021, the task of demonstrating what this role signifies is even more essential, as the stakes are higher. It’s what led us to host this dialogue, to flesh out the lens from which we might view the terms of “creative revolution.”

CODAhorizons kicks off its debut event with a focus on Creative Revolutionaries. Four panelists, representing some of the most fiercely visionary cultural creatives in the commissioned art industry, discuss what it means to be a creative revolutionary during this time when the world is in such great distress.

Carolina Aragon - Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Zolty - Co-Founder and Co-Director, BREAKFAST
Gill Gatfield - Studio Founder, Gatfield Studios
Jamie Perrow - Senior Principal Art and Design, UAP

Originally aired Dec 8th, 2020

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