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Cindy Buckley KorenLocated at 1124 State Street, Utica NY, on the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute campus, the {meetinghouse} is the creative domain of Cindy Buckley Koren, professor of communications design at PrattMWP, the upstate campus of Pratt Institute.

After establishing a career in traditional editorial and advertising design “Cindiana” switched focus to pursue her passion for cultivating young creative talent and inspiring positive social change.

The {meetinghouse} serves as an arts-based social enterprise designed to inspire economic opportunities in Central NY by fostering innovative collaborations between creative, cultural and educational institutions. Its initial purpose is to stimulate positive change by connecting social entrepreneurs with creative resources. The {meetinghouse} blog features {news} {inspiration} {lessons} and {opportunity}.

Cindy offers a variety of lectures and workshops in communications design and education. She has taught and lectured at many institutions including; Syracuse University, Newhouse School and Hamilton College. As a featured speaker at TEDx Utica she challenged today’s institutions of education with her presentation on Educational Strategies and Community Collaborations.

Collaborators, sponsors, and project ideas are always welcome. Please contact us for more information about lecture opportunities or about joining our creative team.

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