Directing The Race 2020, Photo by David Franusich

C. Meranda Flachs-Surmanek

C. Meranda is a theater artist and urban planner. They help people understand complex systems, re-orient themselves to places, participate in group decision-making, and connect through story. 

As a theater artist, I explore these questions: Who are we? What do we stand for? How do we want to be remembered?* 

    As an urban planner, I work between the public health, community development, and arts and culture sectors. 

    With my skills across disciplines, I use popular education strategies to help people understand the way our communities are shaped and resourced. We learn about the past to dream liberatory futures, and create community directed solutions to health issues.

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    * With credit to Arlene Goldbard