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C. Meranda Flachs-Surmanek

I’m a practicing artist and researcher that works across the fields of community development, theatre and public health. I draw upon my training in theater and urban planning to develop joyful, creative and accessible processes and projects that drive social and systems change. 

As an artist, I explore these fundamental questions, with credit to Arlene Goldbard: Who are we? What do we stand for? How do we want to be remembered? As an urban planner, I recognize that demoracy works best when everyday people are empowered, invited and supported to participate. With the superpowers of both, I build initiatives—aimed at systems, cultures, and policies—that advance health and wellbeing in communities. 

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Email: merandissime [AT] gmail [DOT] com
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